Russell Kirk's Concise Guide to Conservatism by Russell Kirk audiobook

Russell Kirk's Concise Guide to Conservatism

By Russell Kirk
Read by Bob Souer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665213301

  • ISBN: 9781665213295

  • ISBN: 9781665213318

Runtime: 2.87 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The modern conservative intellectual movement began in 1953 with Russell Kirk's groundbreaking book The Conservative Mind. Four years later, he published a pithy, wry, philosophical summary of what conservatism really means. Originally titled The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Conservatism, this little book was essentially a popular version of The Conservative Mind.

Now, a century after its author's birth, this neglected gem has been recovered. It remains what Kirk intended it to be: an accessible introduction to conservative ideas, especially for the young. With a new title and an introduction by the eminent intellectual historian Wilfred M. McClay, Russell Kirk's Concise Guide to Conservatism arrives with uncanny timing. The movement that Kirk defined in 1953 is today so contested and fragmented that no one seems able to say with confidence what conservatism means.

This book, as fresh and prophetic as the day it was published sixty years ago, is a reminder that no one can match Russell Kirk in engaging people's minds and imaginations—an indispensable task in reviving our civilization.

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Author Bio: Russell Kirk

Author Bio: Russell Kirk

Russell Kirk (1918–1994), historian of ideas, critic, essayist, editor, and novelist, was the author of thirty-two books. Among them are The Roots of American Order, The Politics of Prudence, Enemies of the Permanent Things, and six works of fiction. He received twelve honorary doctorates from American universities and many awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 2.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English