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He is the only American to hold the highest arts degree earned of the senior Scottish university—doctor of letters of St.

Russell Kirk

It is full of a vast array of knowledge, wisdom, and truth, and should be read by anyone who calls themselves a conservative, especially the younger variety. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

As smart as he was, the old man could not conceive the degenerate, dishonest thing his movement would on day become. Daniel rated it it was amazing Nov 26, This sort of ideology is not confined to the left, though.

O’ the sweet naivety of youthful innocence! We are introduced to their ideas like Eliot’s defense of the “Permanent Things”, Davidson’s attack on leviathan, and Roepke’s humane economy.

A powerful antidote to mere ideology, and a brilliant explanation of prudence and principle. Among other things, he makes the point that conservatism is not an ideology, but the art of the possible, that it does not seek radical change, but respects existing institutions and strives to preserve what is best in them. Steve Balman rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Quotes from The Politics Of P Rico McCahon rated it really liked it Feb 11, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Above all, Kirk states that conservatism is a state of mind. For a quarter of a century he wrote a page on education for National Review, and for thirteen years published, through the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, a nationally syndicated newspaper column.

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Further, the ‘Wilsonian’ doctrine of using America’s troops to make the world “safe for democracy” will no sooner have the United States with a sole trading partner of Switzerland. It adheres to the principles of “custom, conviction, and continuity,” and prudence, one of the classic “Four Cardinal Virtues”.

Kirk wrote and spoke on modern culture, political thought and practice, educational theory, literary criticism, ethical questions, and social themes. W as Kirk puts it, “in such a utopia, no freedom at all would survive, and humanity would expire of boredom and license.

Also, even if the utopia was prudnxia, we should not want to achieve it. The final chapter is an epilogue, which is a plea to the rising generation to “redeem the time”. Ideologues are incapable of compromise, because they cannot see outside of their own narrow view.

The Politics Of Prudence by Russell Kirk

Want to Read saving…. An essential book for anyone who is, wishes to be, or wishes to understand real conservatism. It may seem the period of renewal that Kirk talked about has passed us by, but we must remember that it is never too late for those who prefer to defend the “Permanent Things” from their enemies to rise up and as Kirk put it, “redeem the time” and save purdncia world from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The Politics of Prudence is a ‘nugget’ of a book from one of the greatest conservative minds in history, of course I have not forgotten about Buckley.


If you read this review then read the book. For several years he was a Distinguished Scholar of the Heritage Foundation.

Anything outside their ideology is considered darn near heresy. On the left, if you are against abortion, then you must be a woman-hating, sexist. He does not envision the earthly paradise, because he knows that all visions of utopia lead not to ‘paradise’ but to a very real, “earthy hell.

Alain rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Conservatism is not to be confused with ideology, for the latter is political fanaticism. Return to Book Page.

Of course, being a conservative means that you love America, you value freedom and liberty, you are against the government, unless it’s run russfll republicansyou are for the promotion of democracy abroad, you loathe taxes, after all you worked hard for that money!

The conservative believes in an enduring moral order, and that we should conform as best as possible to it.

He reserves some of his harshest criticisms for the neoconservatives, whom he fears may soon transform conservatism into an ideology, and who, by their naive advocacy of the enforced exportation of “democratic capitalism,” may enmire the USA in military conflicts just as deadly and debilitating as Lyndon Johnson’s Vietnam. Robert Corzine rated it it was amazing Apr 06, He addressed audiences on hundreds of American campuses and appeared often on television and radio.