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Novelist Walker Percy was a fan of Bruce Springsteen, calling him "my favorite American philosopher." Percy even wrote a letter to Mr. Springsteen, seeking information about his interest in Flannery O'Connor and his spiritual journey as...

We finally find ourselves past the point of no return concerning a virtuous republic. We have been vanquished by the moral and intellectual errors following the demise of authentic theology and philosophy, whose peak was in the...

How to Think Seriously about the Planet: The Case for an Environmental Conservatism, by Roger Scruton. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 464 pp. The British philosopher Roger Scruton has emerged as...

Joseph Haydn Playing Quartets (unknown artist, c. 1790) As I write, the fifth anniversary of The Imaginative Conservative is just days away. Since its founding on July 10, 2010, our journal has published nearly 3,500 essays, which,...

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address has achieved a status as American Scripture equaled only by the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Washington’s Farewell Address. In merely 271 words, the wartime president fused his epoch’s most powerful and disruptive tendencies—nationalism,...

  "The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” –George Orwell Books on the topic of this essay may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore.