The Imaginative Conservative, we hope, offers to our families, our communities, and the Republic, a conservatism of hope, grace, charity, gratitude and prayer.

We hope you will join us in The Imaginative Conservative community. The Imaginative Conservativeis an on-line journal for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful. We address culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the American Republic in the tradition of Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Edmund Burke, Irving Babbitt, Wilhelm Roepke, Robert Nisbet, Richard Weaver, M.E. Bradford, Eric Voegelin, Christopher Dawson, Paul Elmer More and other leaders of Imaginative Conservatism (Visit our Bookstore to find books by/about these men) . 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? We have a great appreciation for the thought of Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Irving Babbitt and Christopher Dawson, among other imaginative conservatives. However, some of us look at the state of Western culture and the American Republic and see a huge dark cloud which seems ready to unleash a storm that may well wash away what we most treasure of our inherited ways. Others focus on the silver lining which may be found in the next generation of traditional conservatives who have been inspired by Dr. Kirk and his like. We hope that The Imaginative Conservative answers T.S. Eliot’s call to “redeem the time, redeem the dream.” Please note: Each of the pictures below links to essays by or about essential imaginative conservatives.

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

Russell Kirk

Russell Kirk

TS Eliot

TS Eliot

Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson

 

Paul Elmer More

Paul Elmer More

 

richard-weaver

Richard Weaver

 

Irving Babbitt

Irving Babbitt

 

M.E. Bradford

M.E. Bradford

 

Robert Nisbet

Robert Nisbet

 

Eric Voegelin

Eric Voegelin

W. Winston Elliott III

W. Winston Elliott III

Editor-in-Chief: W. Winston Elliott III W. Winston Elliott III is Editor-in-Chief of The Imaginative Conservative, Editor of Imaginative Conservative Books and President of The Free Enterprise Institute. Mr. Elliott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Washington College in 1982. W. Winston Elliott III on The Imaginative Conservative including:

Our Senior Contributors

Brittany Baldwin
Brittany Baldwin
Julie Baldwin
Julie Baldwin
John Barnes
John Barnes
Brad Birzer

Bradley J. Birzer

Eva Brann
Eva Brann
Clinton Brand
Clinton Brand
Sean Busick
Sean Busick
Stratford Caldecott
Stratford Caldecott
H. Lee Cheek, Jr
H. Lee Cheek, Jr
Mike Church
Mike Church
Glenn-Davis
Glenn Davis
Barbara J. Elliott
Barbara J. Elliott
Bruce Frohnen
Bruce Frohnen
Timothy Gordon
Timothy Gordon
 Bradley G. Green
Bradley G. Green
Stephen Klugewicz
Stephen Klugewicz
Peter Augustine Lawler
Peter Augustine Lawler
Ben Lockerd
Ben Lockerd
Mark Malvasi
Mark Malvasi
Stephen Masty
Stephen Masty
Joseph Pearce
Joseph Pearce
Claes G. Ryn
Claes G. Ryn
Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
Gleaves Whitney
Gleaves Whitn
John Willson
John Willson

 

Robert M. Woods
Robert M. Woods
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