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In fact, the entire book is written for conservatives, especially the “new conservatives”, or neo-cons, whom Kirk reserves the harshest of his criticisms for.

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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. It adheres to the principles of “custom, conviction, and continuity,” and prudence, one of the classic “Four Cardinal Virtues”.

Inwhen he was in his ’70’s, Russell Kirk, the intellectual father of modern American conservatism–and, no, I haven’t forgotten about Buckley and Goldwater–published this collection of essays, almost forty years after his seminal work The Conservati Inwhen the elected officials who still call themselves conservatives opportunistically embrace the brash showmanship, mendacity, and chaotic iconoclasm of Trump, it is instructive to remember what the term “conservative” once stood for.

Written by the founder of twentieth-century conservatism in America, Kirk’s The Politics of Prudence reflects several decades of learning, travel, and practical politics.


Even more important, though, is what is tells us about the origins of today’s so-called “conservatives,” and how very far these reactionaries have strayed from their intellectual home.

Among other things, pkltica 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. Neo-conservatives are conservatives, who Kirk says often confuse the U. One wonders what Kirk’s assessment of both the Bush and Obama administrations would be like. William Brown rated it it was amazing Dec 13, O’ I prudnia always considered myself a conservative-though I must admit, I may not have always been sure what it truly meant kikr be a conservative.

The Politics Of Prudence

We are introduced to their ideas like Eliot’s defense of the “Permanent Things”, Davidson’s attack on leviathan, and Roepke’s humane economy. Inwhen the elected officials who still call themselves conservatives opportunistically embrace rudsell brash showmanship, mendacity, and chaotic iconoclasm of Trump, it is instructive to remember what the term “conservative” once stood for.

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Another of Kirk’s “victims” are the little factions known as Libertarians, who are eussell more like libertines. Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it May 13, The conservative believes in an enduring moral order, and that we should conform as best as possible to it.

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Others are purdncia the public domain and available through Google Books and Project Gutenberg, those free sites for old book lovers. Quotes from The Politics Of P While some of their causes may be admirable, a true union of conservatives and libertarians is wishful thinking at best.


In retrospect, we can see we didn’t heed his words. Inhe was awarded the Salvatori Prize for historical writing. Anything polticx their ideology is considered darn near heresy. To ask other readers questions about The Politics Of Prudenceplease sign up. Their insistence on exporting the doctrine of “democratic-capitalism”, a system that is a contradiction in terms, to every point of the globe runs the risk of making America hated everywhere.

In this classic title, Kirk outlines ten principles of poltida thought, summarizes ten vital conservative books, and offers brief accounts of ten eminent, internationally important conservatives.

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,” poltiica enmire the USA in military conflicts just as deadly and debilitating as Kirkk Johnson’s Vietnam. Ideologues are incapable of compromise, because they cannot see outside of their own narrow view. There is nothing, however, in Kirk’s writings which predicts anything comparable to Trump.

Neo-con David Horowitz springs to mind. Daniel rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Mill, and Jeremy Bentham, who advanced a doctrine of utilitarianism, and are really the disciples of radicals like Rousseau.