Chris J's Reviews > The Conservative Mind

The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
5850120
's review
Nov 28, 11

Read from August 28 to November 24, 2011

This is a tome - 500+ pages of conservative history. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who had a sincere interest in conservative thought. Certainly, it's not for the uncommitted reader. It's a labor, but I found it to be a labor of love. Aww, isn't that nice? I espeically enjoyed the sections on Tocqueville and John Henry Newman, as I did gaining a greater understanding of the conservative reaction towards Positivism, Materialism, etc. I was force fed this theory in grad school but never knew the conservative reaction in its context. Kirk is obviously a gifted thinker and writer and does a nice job synthesizing eras of thought into digestable portions. The Conservative Mind is one of the chief works in the conservative cannon and deservedly so.
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Conservative Mind.
sign in »

Reading Progress

10/13/2011 page 154
29.0%

No comments have been added yet.