The Home of American Intellectual Conservatism — First Principles

December 11, 2017

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Intellectual
Russell Kirk - 08/31/11

It has often been said that few conservative intellectuals can be discovered. John Stuart Mill went so far as to call conservatives “the stupid party.” But because the thinking conservative rejects the intellectual’s premises, necessarily he declines the appellation.

Further Reading
  • Huszar, George B. de, ed. The Intellectuals: A Controversial Portrait. Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press, 1960.
  • Molnar, Thomas. The Decline of the Intellectual. Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1961.
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