The twentieth century conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character–with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.–Russell Kirk
Friends, may we begin a conversation on how to further the principles of an imaginative conservatism?
Naturally we begin with the words of Dr. Russell Kirk. How may we begin to broaden the awareness of these ideas as found in Dr. Kirk’s writings?
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We address a wide variety of major issues including: What is the essence of conservatism? What was the role of faith in the American Founding? Is liberal learning still possible in the modern academy? Should conservatives and libertarians be allies? What is the proper role for the American Republic in spreading ordered liberty to other cultures/nations?