"The true natural rights of men, then, are equal justice, security of labor and property, the amenities of civilized institutions, and the benefits of orderly society": First Edition of Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind
The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot.
Item Number: 96990
London: Faber & Faber, 1954.
First British edition of one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon in the original jacket.
Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind is one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American conservatism. Brilliant in every respect, from its conception to its choice of significant figures representing the history of intellectual conservatism, The Conservative Mind launched the modern American Conservative Movement when it was first published in 1953 and has become an enduring classic of political thought. "It is inconceivable even to imagine, let alone hope for, a dominant conservative movement in America without Kirk's labor" (William F. Buckley, Jr.). It was named one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.