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Bradley J. Birzer

For the "hive" that is the democratic mindset, the very spirit of democracy pushes its adherents to surmount limits, and to behave as one man with the will of a god... Writing of France in 1790, Edmund...

In 1962, a little-known professor of English published an important book that demonstrated how the experience of the twentieth century gave the lie to the misplaced optimism of the nineteenth century... From Utopia to Nightmare by Chad Walsh (Harper Collins, 1962)
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In addition to the brilliance of his thought, Friedrich Hayek left us the lesson of his example: to search using our imagination, but always to know that what we find we find in humility, thereby recognizing our limits as one life in the long life of man,...

Friedrich Hayek's individualism is not the Rousseauian individualism of the person stripped naked of all his relations and his history, but rather that of Edmund Burke, with each person both encumbered and liberated by the little platoons to which we all belong...

A smart word, an attentive ear, and the quick gift of a book can change a person... I have had the wonderful fortune of writing a weekly essay for The Imaginative Conservative since its...

When the second generation of Americans inherited the leadership of the republic, they must have felt, in equal measure, a mix of immense pride and a sense of dread... I often imagine how difficult it must have...

Even if one disagrees with the authors of Selfish Libertarians and Social Conservatives, they have provided a scholarly model for how the media and academia should act: in calmness, in restraint, but also with open vigor and manliness... Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives?: The...

Americans historically have not just believed in the "right" to bear arms, but they have, more importantly, claimed an actual republican duty of all Americans to bear arms... Every two years at Hillsdale College, I have...

Where today can we turn not for opinion, but for actual facts and events, names, and dates—unburdened by emotion and vitriol...? Over the past year, I—like, I'm sure, most Americans—have found the official news outlets...

Because we Americans have become so infatuated with the power and person of the presidency, we have forgotten our republican duty to promote our sovereignty in legislative bodies... If you were interested in finding the single...

The fabric of a republic is fragile. What takes several centuries to build can be brought down in a matter of hours... The terribly fragile fabric of society has revealed itself all too frequently in...

In its short, sharp life, "The Burke Newsletter" offered a model for all of us hoping to change the world through ideas, not ideology, through persuasion, not violence... Edmund Burke In "The Conservative...
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Why do conservatives conserve? And what is worth conserving? What is free enterprise? What is law? What is dignity? If these questions intrigue you, join Dr. Bradley Birzer as he explores answers to these questions.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCB613EdMJU This address was given at the Free Enterprise Institute’s 40th Annual Founders’ Day Breakfast (October 2016). Subscribe...

Perhaps if we offer shelter to the poor and honor the wishes of our founders, we could end our abject imperialism and restore a foreign policy worthy of a republic... Is there a conservative...