Book of the Day: Hailed as the guide to capitalism when it first appeared in 1981, Wealth & Poverty is one of the most famous economics books of modern times. In it Mr. George F. Gilder argues that supply side economics and free market policies are the answer to decreasing America’s poverty rate and increasing her prosperity. He also presents arguments for the moral superiority of free-markets. Mr. Gilder goes on to suggest that supply side economics is more effective at decreasing poverty than government-regulated markets. In this new and updated edition, Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the 21st Century, Mr. Gilder compares America’s current economic challenges with her past economic problems, particularly those of the late 1970s, and makes the case that President Obama’s big-government, redistributive policies are doing more harm than good for the poor. [Read more...]
In Forgotten Conservatives in American History Brion McClanahan and Clyde Wilson trace conservatism from the country’s beginnings, and discuss central conservative principles of sound money, light taxes, low debt, states’ rights, and decentralization. Grover Cleveland, the last conservative president; John Taylor, the best political thinker of the Jeffersonian tradition; and Sam Ervin, the last constitutionalist, and others are presented as American conservatives. Through the words and actions of these men, readers will find an understanding of American conservatism from the founding generation to the present. An important book for all who wish to understand our conservative American heritage.
In honor of the anniversary of George Washington’s birth The Imaginative Conservative recommends this dramatic and concise single volume distillation of James Thomas Flexner’s definitive four volume biography of George Washington. Flexner received a Pulitzer Prize citation for the four volume work. Books on George Washington may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. (In the American Founding category see The Presidency of George Washington and George Washington: Collected Writings. Find essays related to George Washington here.) [Read more...]
M.E. Bradford’s brief lives of the Founding Fathers, free of ideological prejudices, tell us the sort of delegates those fifty-five were: gentlemen, with few exceptions, attached to precedent and custom, prescription and “ancient constitutions.” Those colonial gentlemen, so very British, were not in the least inclined to destroy the prevailing pattern of American society. More fully than most commentators upon those Framers, Bradford has carefully examined their several religious persuasions or affiliations, discovering few Deists or unchurched… [from Dr. Kirk's introduction to Founding Fathers] Find books by M.E. Bradford and Russell Kirk in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. TIC offers essays by Dr. Kirk and Dr. Bradford. [Read more...]
With The Essential Russell Kirk, literary critic George A. Panichas captures the breadth and depth of Kirk’s intellectual project by gathering together forty-four of the most masterful of Kirk’s essays, along with a unique chronology told in Kirk’s own words and a substantial introduction that articulates the deep humanism that animated Kirk’s philosophy. The result is a carefully assembled volume that gives us a fuller picture of an extraordinary man and writer, one whose labors had, and continue to have, remarkable repercussions on the American literary and political landscape.
David Schindler, in Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God, sees this as a technological age not simply because of technological advancements but because of the way we think as the result of our technological orientation. He shows, within the context of politics, economics, science, and cultural and professional life generally, that God-centered love is what gives things their deepest and most proper order and meaning…
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In Religion and the Rise of Western Culture, Christopher Dawson addresses two of the most pressing subjects of our day: the origin of Europe and the religious roots of Western culture. Click the link below to find this, and other books by Christopher Dawson, in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore!
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