Books: Conservatism Revisited

BEYOND THE DREAMS OF AVARICE (339 pp.)—Russell Kirk—Henry Regnery ($4.50).

Like a lot of intellectuals who worry professionally about the state of the world, Historian Russell Kirk does not much like the shape of things. In The Conservative Mind (TIME, July 6, 1953), he made it plain that American conservatives had found a gifted and sorely needed spokesman. He is young (37), he can write hardhitting prose, he is not ashamed to range himself on the side of God, custom and character, and he believes strongly in such old-fashioned virtues as duty and responsibility. His book of essays, Beyond the Dreams of...

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