Synopses & Reviews
"A profound critique of contemporary mass society, and a vivid and poetic image not a program, an image of how that society might better itself. The Conservative Mind
is, in important respects, the twentieth century's own version of the Reflections on the Revolution in France
... Kirk was an artist, a visionary, almost a prophet."
David Frum, author of Dead Right
"Kirk is assured a place of prominence in the intellectual histories for helping to define the ethical basis of conservatism. He has tried to pull conservatism away from the utilitarian premises of libertarianism, toward which conservatism often veers, toward a philosophy rooted in ethics and culture."
The Wall Street Journal
"I have been one of your fans since the time many years ago when I read The Conservative Mind."
The Conservative Mind is considered the cornerstone of the modern conservative movement. Russell Kirk's unparalleled essay is the classic synthesis of American conservative tradition and its English roots. To this day, it makes clear the significance of the word "conservative" and the importance of conservative values.
The book that launched the modern American conservative movement, now available in trade paperback.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -524) and index.
The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk is arguably one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Brilliant in every respect, from its conception to its choice of significant figures representing the history of intellectual conservatism, The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk launched the modern American Conservative Movement. A must-read.
"It is inconceivable even to imagine, let alone hope for, a dominant conservative movement in America without Kirk's labor." William F. Buckley, Jr.
Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind is one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American conservatism. Brilliant in every respect, from its conception to its choice of significant figures representing the history of intellectual conservatism, The Conservative Mind launched the modern American Conservative Movement when it was first published in 1953 and has become an enduring classic of political thought.
The seventh revised edition features the complete text and an introduction by publisher Henry Regnery.