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The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk
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it was amazing

I'm giving this five stars just because it's so comprehensive, and I applaud the detail of the work. But...it's a lot.

Here's a blog post from Kirk Center:

"Ten Conservative Principles"
https://kirkcenter.org/conservatism/t...

This is the crux of Kirk's argument. This book is simply a long historical survey of the basis and background for those principles.

It's a tough read. It assumes a lot of ancillary knowledge about historic people and events. I had to stop reading and research a bunch of stuff in Wikipedia in a futile attempt to keep up.

Still, an admirable work. I shudder to think how long it took to write this.
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