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This succinct but illuminating book defends the free market, while criticizing a narrowly economistic understanding of man and society. Baldacchino argues that a sound economy has ethical and cultural prerequisites that are integral to its survival. Includes an introduction by Russell Kirk.[ Read more ]
114 pages | ISBN 978-0-932783-02-8
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In Educating for Virtue, five scholars address one of the most pressing issues of our time: the relationship between education and the development of moral character. With essays by Claes G. Ryn, Russell Kirk, Paul Gottfried, Peter J. Stanlis, Solveig Eggerz.[ Read more ]
“With a comprehensive new introduction by Russell Kirk…a book…so solid in its substance and implications that it barely shows its age…. What Babbitt has to say about the classics, and the ancients, American civilization and character still deserve to be known and pondered by all those interested in education.”[ Read more ]
This strongly and lucidly argued book gave early warning of a political-intellectual movement that was spreading in the universities, media, think-tanks, and foreign-policy and national security establishment of the United States.[ Read more ]