Russell Kirk was an American political theorist, historian, social critic, and literary critic, known for his influence on 20th-century American conservatism. His 1953 book 'The Conservative Mind' is considered a foundational work in American conservative thought. Kirk was also the author of several other books on politics, history, and culture, as well as fiction and ghost stories.
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"The Conservative Mind" is an exploration and analysis of conservative thought in Western political history. The author delves into the ideologies and philosophies of prominent conservative thinkers, tracing the evolution of conservative ideas from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. The book also discusses the principles that underpin conservatism, including belief in a transcendent moral order, the importance of social hierarchy, and the value of property rights. It is both a historical overview and a defense of conservative ideology.