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The Conservative Mind

From Burke to Eliot

By Russell Kirk
15-minute read
The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk

The Conservative Mind (1953) offers insights into the axioms that underpin modern conservative thought by looking at conservatism’s historical roots.

  • Historians studying the development of conservative thought
  • Students of political science curious about the history of conservatism
  • People interested in politics and American history

Russell Kirk was an American author, historian and political theorist, whose book The Conservative Mind was hugely influential in shaping the conservative movement following World War II. He wrote a number of works of fiction as well as other nonfiction works, such as The Roots of American Order.

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