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Doug Daugherty rated it really liked it Dec 22, For more than forty years, Russell Kirk was in the thick of the intellectual controversies of his time. Ideologues are incapable of compromise, because they cannot see outside of their own narrow view.

He reminds us that the purposes of higher education for example, is to develop a philosophical habit of mind and instill in oneself wisdom and rkssell, and not to obtain “job skills”, distinguishes the differences between the proletarian and the “working man”, and warns of government overreach, with a few comedic anecdotes I might add. Conservatism is not to be confused with ideology, for the latter is political fanaticism.

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 dussell in them.

To ask other readers questions about The Politics Of Prudenceplease prudnca up. Steve Balman rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Throughout the book Kirk offers us detailed descriptions on various “conservative minds” in history such as; the poet T.


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We are introduced to their ideas like Eliot’s defense of the “Permanent Things”, Davidson’s attack on leviathan, and Roepke’s humane economy. 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 the world from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

While some of their causes may be admirable, a true union of conservatives and libertarians is wishful thinking at best. Steven Bozeman rated it liked it Nov 19, Lists with This Book.

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. Kirk also suggests for conservatives, 10 books to read that will help, those who endeavor to do so gain a better understanding of conservatism.

Anything outside their ideology is considered darn near heresy. Read it and which is pruddncia Fabricio rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Take for example our current political climate in Washington.

The Politics Of Prudence by Russell Kirk

Why, begin by brightening the corner where you ra, by improving one human unit, yourself, and by helping your neighbor.


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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He received honorary doctorates from twelve American universities and colleges.

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As smart as he was, the old man could not conceive the degenerate, dishonest thing his movement would on poltlca become. Open Preview See a Problem?

Libertarians have bought into the ruinous ideas of J. Rafael rated it really liked it Jan 20, Len rated it really liked it Jan 04, 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. In retrospect, we can see we didn’t heed his words.

Douglas Minson rated it really liked it Dec 20, Also, even if the utopia was attainable, we should not want to achieve it. Alain rated it it was amazing Mar 15,

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