Monday, January 18, 2016

Permanent things

I have kept relatively few of my books about politics even though I studied political theory in graduate school and taught high school Political Science classes for some thirty years. I have retained far more volumes of history and biography in my library than books about politics — and nothing at all about contemporary political issues or partisan controversies. This is most of my collection of books related to politics — almost entirely political theory. There are a few I've placed elsewhere, usually with others by an author who wrote mostly on religious or literary subjects.  It was Russell Kirk who introduced me to Edmund Burke in his The Conservative Mind. Almost everything I read about politics these days I happen across or seek out online.