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He reminds us that the purposes of higher education for example, is to develop a philosophical habit of mind and instill in oneself wisdom and truth, and not to obtain kiirk skills”, distinguishes the differences between the proletarian and the “working man”, and warns of government overreach, with a few comedic anecdotes I might add.

I have always considered myself a conservative-though I must admit, I may not have always been sure what it truly meant to be a conservative.

The Politics Of Prudence by Russell Kirk

The final chapter is an epilogue, which is a plea to the rising generation to “redeem the time”. Phil rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Neo-conservatives are conservatives, who Kirk says often confuse the U.

As smart as he was, the old man could not conceive the degenerate, dishonest thing his movement would on day become. Guilherme Kalnin rated it it was amazing Jun 05, He is the author of some thirty-two books, hundreds of periodical essays, and many short stories. Above all, Kirk states that conservatism is a state of mind. For several years he was a Distinguished Scholar of the Heritage Prudcnia.

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Others are in the public domain and available through Google Books and Project Gutenberg, those free sites for old book lovers. Among other things, he makes the point that conservatism is not an ideology, but the art of the possible, that it does not seek radical change, but respects existing institutions and strives to preserve what is best in them.


Written by the founder of twentieth-century conservatism in America, Kirk’s The Politics of Prudence reflects several decades of learning, travel, and practical politics. Blake Reas rated it really liked it Feb 28, Anything outside their ideology is considered darn near heresy.

Their insistence on exporting the doctrine of “democratic-capitalism”, a system that is a contradiction in terms, to every point of the globe runs the risk of making America hated everywhere.

Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it May 13, I am so sad that I waited so long to read these tremendous essays gifted to me so long ago by G Moots.

Kirk takes on such topics as foreign policy, education, culture, and government, and how conservatives should approach each.

The Politics Of Prudence

Inwhen he was in his ’70’s, Russell Kirk, the intellectual father of modern American conservatism–and, no, I haven’t forgotten about Buckley and Goldwater–published this collection of essays, almost forty years after his seminal work The Conservative Mind. Kirk wrote and spoke on modern culture, political thought and practice, educational theory, literary criticism, ethical questions, and social themes. For as Polfica puts it, “in such a utopia, no freedom at all would survive, and humanity would expire prudnciaa boredom and license.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ideologues are incapable of compromise, because they cannot see outside of their own narrow view. To ask other readers questions about The Politics Of Prudenceplease sign up.


It is full of a vast array of knowledge, wisdom, and pgudncia, and should be read by anyone who calls themselves a conservative, especially the younger variety. If you read this review then read the book. He addressed audiences on hundreds of American campuses and appeared often on television and radio.

Russell Kirk

Books by Russell Kirk. Richard rated it it was amazing May 14, Robert Corzine rated it it was amazing Apr 06, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One wonders what Kirk’s assessment of both prduncia Bush and Obama administrations would be like.

A powerful antidote to mere ideology, and a brilliant explanation of prudence and principle. Yusuke rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Even more important, though, is what is tells us about the origins of today’s so-called “conservatives,” and how very far these reactionaries have strayed from their intellectual ikrk.

Want to Read saving…. In The Politics of Prudence, Russell Kirk, the great thinker of the modern conservative movement, polltica emphasis on the word ‘thinker’ outlines a list of suggestions for the young men and women of the rising generation how they might renew American politics and society.