Restoring the Meaning of Conservatism collects those writings of eminent literary scholar and critic George A. Panichas which appeared in the quarterly Modern Age between 1965 and 2005. Panichas became the editor of Modern Age, founded by Russell Kirk in 1957, in 1982. Both before and after that date, he has labored in his writing to act as a "conservator" of traditionalist intellectual, religious, literary, educational, and philosophical values. This collection provides a bulwark for standards of discrimination anchored in the virtues of sincerity and dignity, amply conveying the compelling character of Panichas's moralist criticism and its relevance to the ongoing crisis of the West.
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“Panichas’s contributions are many and varied. A writer who can count among his influences and sources Sir Herbert Read, Simone Weil, Richard M. Weaver, Russell Kirk, Irving Babbitt, F. R. Leavis, Claes Ryn, Eric Voegelin, Nikolai Lossky, Nicola Chiaromonte, Jacques Maritain, Thomas Aquinas, Romano Guardini, and Nikolai Berdyaev transcends everyday boundaries of ‘right’ and ‘left.’ Such a writer engages in an informed pursuit of fundamental questions. In this respect, Dr. Panichas’s essays will not disappoint the reader."
— Joseph R. Stromberg, independent historian