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The Politics of Prudence

Written by Russell Kirk

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A classic from the godfather of modern American conservatism, Russell Kirk

Kirk’s illuminating tour of conservatism in “10-10-10-10”: ten principles of conservative thought, ten vital conservative books, ten milestones in the rise of conservatism, and ten eminent conservatives.

The Politics of Prudence is an important book because it accurately describes the root causes of the social problems of America and presents us with the key to their solution.” —Detroit News

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In this classic title, Russell Kirk—the founder of twentieth-century conservatism in America—outlines ten principles of conservative thought, summarizes ten vital conservative books, recounts ten crucial events that marked the rise of conservatism, and offers brief accounts of ten eminent, internationally important conservatives. This book reflects several decades of learning, travel, and practical politics by a brilliant man of letters.

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“The Politics of Prudence is an important book because it accurately describes the root causes of the social problems of America and presents us with the key to their solution.”—Detroit News

“Unfailingly interesting and amusing, the essays are introductions to conservative thought and culture, past and present.”—National Review

“As long as we are beset by ideology—in politics, in the academy, in the media and popular culture—we will have the need of The Politics of Prudence and the other writings of Russell Kirk.”—Southern Partisan

“Kirk is a poet who writes prose, and as with all good poetry, one gains new insights with good reading.”—Humanitas

“Conservatives . . . will not want to miss this book.”—Booklist

“A ray of sunshine in a landscape shrouded by fog.”—The New American

“The Politics of Prudence bears all the liveliness and zest for the fray that characterized The Conservative Mind many years ago.”—The Canadian Catholic Review

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