05 May 2014

An Oasis In The Progressive Desert

I'm sure most students of history are aware that there is a dearth of conservative perspective, thought and analysis when it comes to American history-related websites and blogs. Most blogs and sites are either obviously leftist/progressive or, while claiming to be apolitical, betray that claim on a daily basis with writing that would make Karl Marx smile in approval. Stating the obvious, this predicament is due, in large part, to the fact that academia is the womb of progressive and leftist ideology in the United States.

But some time ago I stumbled across a site that proudly proclaims its conservative bent with articles and perspectives reflecting the ideology of men like Edmund Burke, T.S. Eliot, Russell Kirk and Richard Weaver. Primarily featuring the thought and writings of conservative/libertarian academics (many with advanced degrees in history), it is indeed refreshing. And, despite the nod to Southern intellectuals, there is a recent piece asserting Lincoln was a conservative. And there are some well-reasoned rebuttals by readers.

So, with that being said, may I recommend The Imaginative Conservative to readers.

4 comments:

Dick Stanley said...

Thanks for the link. Given the almost exclusive focus of the academy on race, class and gender (very Marxian), it will be refreshing to read another side from time to time.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, quite obsessed, aren't they?

E.J. DAgrosa said...

That is a very refreshing site. I read it often.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." ~ Proverbs 25:25