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The Conservative Mind at 60

Our friends at The University Bookman, edited by Gerald Russello, are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the publication of Russell Kirk’s seminal book, The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot. A symposium on its “continuing importance to American intellectual debate” — with contributions from Lee Edwards, Bruce Frohnen, and many others — is worth your while.

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