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He was an enthusiastic patron of several major composers of his era, including Wolfgang Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven, encouraging them and giving them financial support so that they were free to compose some of the...

An enthusiastic patron of the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci, this king persuaded the great Italian Renaissance master to make France his home in his later years. (Leonardo brought with him his Mona Lisa, and the famous painting remains in Paris today.) It...

Do you read "conservative" news and opinion sites with trepidation? Do you worry about seeing the tirelessly-repeated "news of the moment" and the echo chamber of "red-meat" political commentary that simplistically divides the world into the "good...

"Modern society cannot endure—and its survival is immediately in question—without discussion among thinking men." So said Russell Kirk, American conservatism's premier thinker, six decades ago. Dr. Kirk's insight still rings true today. In an age when acerbic sound bytes dominate...

"Things have never been worse in this country.... This is the most important election in our lifetime.... We've never seen anything like this before in the history of the world..." So say so...

Do you enjoy reading our reasoned and reflective essays at The Imaginative Conservative, as we pursue the Good, the True, and the Beautiful? Do you enjoy engaging in discussions of culture, history, politics, and economics, in the...

"Modern society cannot endure—and its survival is immediately in question—without discussion among thinking men." So said Russell Kirk, American Conservatism's premier thinker, sixty years ago. Dr. Kirk's insight still rings true today. In an age when acerbic sound...

The Imaginative Conservative's mission is to preserve the transcendentals, the “permanent things” that constitute the glory of Western Civilization. Here we offer thoughtful and reflective essays on issues of culture, philosophy, history, politics, economics, the arts, and...

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