My Conversion to Conservatism

Malcolm, Donald
July 1956
New Republic;7/9/56, Vol. 135 Issue 2, p18
The article presents information on the book "Beyond the Dreams of Avarice," by Russell Kirk. Kirk has ingeniously divided the political spectrum into Marxists, liberals and conservatives. According to Kirk, whatever remains of 19th-century liberalism is rapidly sinking into an uninspired collectivism. Certain of Kirk's expressions have inspired the author with misgivings. The great at present is the abundance of its lamentations and the scarcity of its ideas, the frequency of its protests and the rarity of its proposals.


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