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Author McDonald, W. Wesley, 1946-
Title Russell Kirk and the age of ideology / W. Wesley McDonald.
Imprint Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2004.

Author McDonald, W. Wesley, 1946-
Subject Kirk, Russell.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages)
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index.
Contents Kirk and the rebirth of American conservatism -- The moral basis of conservatism -- The moral imagination, reason, and natural law -- Tradition and "the permanent things" -- Order in the soul and commonwealth -- Community and freedom -- Leadership and education -- The enduring legacy.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary "In this study, W. Wesley McDonald examines those foundations and demonstrates their impact on the conservative intellectual movement that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk played a pivotal role in drawing conservatism away from the laissez-faire principles of libertarianism and toward those of a traditional community grounded in a renewed appreciation of man's social and spiritual nature and the moral prerequisites of genuine liberty. In a humane social order, a community of spirit is fostered in which generations are bound together. According to Kirk, this link is achieved through moral and social norms that transcend the particularities of time and place and because they form the basis of genuine civilized existence, can only be neglected at great peril. These norms, reflected in religious dogmas, traditions, humane letters, social habit and custom, and prescriptive institutions, create the sources of the true community that is the final end of politics." "Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology is particularly relevant because of the growing interest in Kirk's legacy and the current debate over the meaning of conservatism. McDonald addresses both of those developments in the context of examining Kirk's thought, attempting to correct some of the inadequacies contained in earlier studies that assess Kirk as a political thinker. This book will serve as a significant contribution to the commentary on this fascinating figure."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Note English.
ISBN 0826262589 (electronic bk.)
9780826262585 (electronic bk.)
0826215122 (alk. paper)
9780826215123 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780826215123
OCLC # 179138434
Additional Format Print version: McDonald, W. Wesley, 1946- Russell Kirk and the age of ideology. Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2004 (DLC) 2003023386

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