In this classic title, Kirk outlines ten principles of conservative thought, summarizes ten vital conservative books, and offers brief accounts of ten eminent, internationally important conservatives. This book, written by the founder of twentieth-century conservatism in America, reflects several decades of learning, travel, and practical politics.
Note: The cloth edition does not include the new introduction by Mark C. Henrie
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