The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot

Russell Kirk
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November 30, 2018
★★★★★ (+20.77%) 🛈

I’m giving this five stars just because it’s so comprehensive, and I applaud the detail of the work. But…it’s a lot.

Perhaps read this blog post from Kirk Center:

Ten Conservative Principles

This is the crux of Kirk’s argument. This book is simply a long historical survey of the basis and background for those principles.

It’s a tough read. It assumes a lot of ancillary knowledge about historic people and events. I had to stop reading and research a bunch of stuff in Wikipedia in a futile attempt to keep up.

Still, an admirable work. I shudder to think how long it took to write this.