Library of Conservative Thought

  • The Structure of Political Thought: A Study in the History of Political Ideas book cover

    The Structure of Political Thought

    A Study in the History of Political Ideas

    Edited by Charles N. R. McCoy

    Originally published in 1963, this classic book is a rethinking of the history of Western political philosophy. Charles N. R. McCoy contrasts classical-medieval principles against the "hypotheses" at the root of modern liberalism and modern conservativism.In Part I, "The Classical Christian…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
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  • The Metaphysics of Love book cover

    The Metaphysics of Love

    By Frederick D. Wilhelmsen

    The Metaphysics of Love develops the existential metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas, applying it to explore the ontological structure of the human person. Published first in 1962, this book demonstrates the fertility of Thomistic metaphysics and the enduring influence of Thomism on Western…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
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  • Being and Knowing: Reflections of a Thomist book cover

    Being and Knowing

    Reflections of a Thomist

    By Frederick D. Wilhelmsen

    Frederick D. Wilhelmsen's Being and Knowing, rooted in the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, rests on two basic assertions: first, metaphysics is the science of being in its first and ultimate act, existence (the act by which all things manifest themselves); second, that existence is known not…

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  • The Paradoxical Structure of Existence book cover

    The Paradoxical Structure of Existence

    By Frederick D. Wilhelmsen

    For metaphysicians who have imbibed the sober and inebriating teachings of Thomas Aquinas, existence is an act, the act which makes all things actually to be. As the act of existence makes things to be, essence makes them to be what they are. Essence and the act of existence, in other words, are…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30
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  • Collected Letters of John Randolph of Roanoke to Dr. John Brockenbrough: 1812-1833 book cover

    Collected Letters of John Randolph of Roanoke to Dr. John Brockenbrough

    1812-1833

    By Russell Kirk, Kenneth Shorey

    This volume presents a complete collection of correspondence between John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia, and his close friend Dr. John Brockenbrough, a Richmond physician. Randolph was an eloquent man, the most talented extemporaneous speaker of the House of Representatives in his day and often…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30
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  • On Divorce book cover

    On Divorce

    By Louis de Bonald

    On Divorce is an anti-divorce treatise by Louis de Bonald, originally published in 1801 in response to the institution of divorce in France in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Examining the social structures of Christians, Jews, Asians, Greeks, and Romans, On Divorce links a theory of the…

    Paperback – 2013-03-15
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  • Character & Culture: Essays on East and West book cover

    Character & Culture

    Essays on East and West

    By Irving Babbitt

    Character and Culture by Irving Babbitt is the latest volume in the Library of Conservative Thought. Babbitt was the leader of the twentieth-century intellectual and cultural movement called American Humanism or the New Humanism. More than half a century after his death his intellectual staying…

    Paperback – 1995-01-30
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  • The Jewish East Side: 1881-1924 book cover

    The Jewish East Side: 1881-1924

    2nd Edition

    By Arthur N. Wiens

    This book, originally published as The Old East Side, is a collection of literature and documents ranging from the autobiography of the sculptor Jacob Epstein and the novels of Abraham Cahan to the reporting of William Dean Howells and the fictional reconstruction of a vanished world by Henry Roth.…

    Paperback – 1995-01-30
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  • The Moral Foundations of Civil Society book cover

    The Moral Foundations of Civil Society

    2nd Edition

    By William F. Campbell

    Wilhelm Roepke may have been the soundest economist of the twentieth century. He understood the limitations as well as the strengths of his discipline. Economists are often tempted to take the easy way out, by denying reality to aspects of human existence and reducing them to arbitrary and…

    Paperback – 1995-01-30
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  • The Foundations of Political Science book cover

    The Foundations of Political Science

    By John W. Burgess

    John W. Burgess was one of the indisputable founders of the discipline of political science in the United States. Two crucial influences on the development of Burgess's political thought were the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. His interest in these historical events, which he saw…

    Paperback – 1994-12-31
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  • Tensions of Order and Freedom: Catholic Political Thought, 1789-1848 book cover

    Tensions of Order and Freedom

    Catholic Political Thought, 1789-1848

    By B Menczer

    A selection of the writings of Catholic scholars who attempted to reconcile the traditional European order with the demand for increased freedom during the revolutionary period. Writers include Joseph de Maistre, HonorT de Balzac, and Juan Donoso CortTs. Originally published in 1952 as Catholic Poli…

    Hardback – 1994-02-28
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  • A Better Guide Than Reason: Federalists and Anti-federalists book cover

    A Better Guide Than Reason

    Federalists and Anti-federalists

    By M.E. Bradford

    In this seminal volume, M. E. Bradford defines the Old Whig political tradition in American thought, showing that the inheritance of the prescriptive anti-federalists still lives. For Bradford, important elements in our heritage from the American Revolution have been systematically hidden from our…

    Hardback – 1994-01-30
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  • Authority and the Liberal Tradition: From Hobbes to Rorty book cover

    Authority and the Liberal Tradition

    From Hobbes to Rorty, 2nd Edition

    By Robert Heineman

    Authority and the Liberal Tradition critically describes the historical foundations of modern liberalism, implicitly analyzing the status and effectiveness of American democracy. Heineman examines contemporary liberal ideology, which he argues undermines the normative basis of social stability that…

    Paperback – 1994-01-30
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  • Irving Babbitt, Literature and the Democratic Culture book cover

    Irving Babbitt, Literature and the Democratic Culture

    Edited by Milton Hindus

    This is a sustained inquiry into the thought of the influential scholar and critic Irving Babbitt (1865-1933), intellectual leader of the movement known as the New Humanism. Milton Hindus considers the subjects that most interested Babbitt: ethics, literature, education, and social and political…

    Hardback – 1994-01-30
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  • The Phantom Public book cover

    The Phantom Public

    Edited by Walter Lippmann

    In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of "direct democracy," Walter Lippmann's The Phantom Public remains as relevant as ever. It reveals Lippmann at a time when he was most critical of the ills of American democracy. Antipopulist in sentiment, this volume defends elitism…

    Paperback – 1993-01-30
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  • The Politics of the Center: The Juste Milieu in Theory and Practice - France and England, 1815-48 book cover

    The Politics of the Center

    The Juste Milieu in Theory and Practice - France and England, 1815-48

    By Vincent E. Starzinger

    This is a study of what it means, both strategically and intellectually, to take the center position in politics. The two specific political centers considered are the efforts in France and England after the Napoleonic Wars to establish middle class rule as a permanent center, or juste milieu…

    Paperback – 1991-04-30
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  • A Historian and His World: A Life of Christopher Dawson book cover

    A Historian and His World

    A Life of Christopher Dawson

    By Christina Scott

    As a historian of ideas, Christopher Dawson was one of the most distinguished Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century. He was a scholar of immense erudition, a writer of great style and fluency, and the first Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic studies at Harvard. It is in the field of the…

    Hardback – 1991-01-30
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  • The Social Crisis of Our Time book cover

    The Social Crisis of Our Time

    By Wilhelm Roepke

    Roepke's The Social Crisis of Our Time is a series of blasts against the "malformations" of economics: the Nazi and Communist forms of collectivism both come in for severe criticism. Roepke shows the process by which the Western liberal tradition itself makes possible these rebellions against open…

    Paperback – 1991-01-30
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  • Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution book cover

    Edmund Burke

    The Enlightenment and Revolution

    Edited by Peter Stanlis

    Two centuries after Edmund Burke published his Reflections on the Revolution in France, his name and reputation stand alongside Locke, Montesquieu, and Hume - the other still-cited grand political thinkers of the eighteenth century. For those great nations that have fallen into what Burke called "…

    Hardback – 1991-01-30
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  • Rousseau and Romanticism book cover

    Rousseau and Romanticism

    By Irving Babbitt

    This volume is the best-known and most widely discussed work of the influential scholar and critic Irving Babbitt (1865-1933), intellectual leader of the movement known as the New Humanism. It is also the work that best conveys the ethical and aesthetic core of his thought. Broad in scope, it…

    Paperback – 1991-01-30
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  • The Essential Calhoun book cover

    The Essential Calhoun

    By Clyde N. Wilson

    John C. Calhoun was a major actor in the political history of nineteenth-century America. His dramatic career will always be of interest. However, Calhoun is equally important as a political thinker who continues to elicit widespread interest from the most diverse points of the ideological spectrum…

    Hardback – 1991-01-30
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  • Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications book cover

    Edmund Burke

    Appraisals and Applications

    Edited by Daniel E. Ritchie

    The eighteenth century remains contemporary more than 200 years later because the fundamental questions raised then about politics in both the American and French Revolutions still speak to us. The writings of Edmund Burke on these and other political events of his time are today acknowledged as…

    Paperback – 1991-01-30
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    Burke Street

    By George Scott-Moncrieff

    As Russell Kirk observes in his introduction to Burke Street, "This slim book about eighteenth-century walls and twentieth-century mentalities is a vindication of our neglected patrimony: our inheritance of a moral tradition and an architectural tradition. Its author deserves to be remembered."The…

    Hardback – 1989-12-31
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