The Roots of American Order

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Regnery Gateway, 1991 - History - 540 pages
Analyzes the historical and philosophical influences on the development of American civilization, discussing Roman law, English legal and political institutions, and seventeenth and eighteenth-century political thought

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An attempt to trace the Judeo-Christian roots of the Anglo-American political tradition. Less impressively erudite than I expected from the reviews. About on the level of a rather old-fashioned ... Read full review


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Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was the author of The Conservative Mind; Eliot and His Age; The Roots of American Order; and twenty-six other books in several fields. He was the president of two educational foundations, editor of the quarterly University Bookman, recipient of several literary awards, and visiting distinguished professor on both sides of the Atlantic.

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