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The Resource Russell Kirk and the age of ideology, W. Wesley McDonald

Russell Kirk and the age of ideology, W. Wesley McDonald

Label
Russell Kirk and the age of ideology
Title
Russell Kirk and the age of ideology
Statement of responsibility
W. Wesley McDonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, W. Wesley McDonald examines those foundations and demonstrates their impact on the conservative intellectual movement that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk played a pivotal role in drawing conservatism away from the laissez-faire principles of libertarianism and toward those of a traditional community grounded in a renewed appreciation of man's social and spiritual nature and the moral prerequisites of genuine liberty. In a humane social order, a community of spirit is fostered in which generations are bound together. According to Kirk, this link is achieved through moral and social norms that transcend the particularities of time and place and because they form the basis of genuine civilized existence, can only be neglected at great peril. These norms, reflected in religious dogmas, traditions, humane letters, social habit and custom, and prescriptive institutions, create the sources of the true community that is the final end of politics." "Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology is particularly relevant because of the growing interest in Kirk's legacy and the current debate over the meaning of conservatism. McDonald addresses both of those developments in the context of examining Kirk's thought, attempting to correct some of the inadequacies contained in earlier studies that assess Kirk as a political thinker. This book will serve as a significant contribution to the commentary on this fascinating figure."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, W. Wesley
Dewey number
320.52/092
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
M37 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kirk, Russell
  • Conservatism
  • Kirk, Russell
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Conservatism
  • United States
  • Conservatisme
Label
Russell Kirk and the age of ideology, W. Wesley McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kirk and the rebirth of American conservatism -- The moral basis of conservatism -- The moral imagination, reason, and natural law -- Tradition and "the permanent things" -- Order in the soul and commonwealth -- Community and freedom -- Leadership and education -- The enduring legacy
Control code
179138434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826262585
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780826215123
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)179138434
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Russell Kirk and the age of ideology, W. Wesley McDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kirk and the rebirth of American conservatism -- The moral basis of conservatism -- The moral imagination, reason, and natural law -- Tradition and "the permanent things" -- Order in the soul and commonwealth -- Community and freedom -- Leadership and education -- The enduring legacy
Control code
179138434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826262585
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780826215123
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)179138434
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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