Resources: Blogs and Websites
Updated: Sep 26, 2020
The internet is replete with voices on the Right claiming to speak for "conservatism". But actual in-depth conservative thought is harder to find. I have compiled here a listing of blogs and websites that deliver truly insightful and brilliant conservative analysis, thought, and arguments. Be forewarned that many of these websites do not present information as mercifully digestible as I strive to do at Saving Elephants. But if you want to dive deep, these are some great places to start.
A blog by a New Yorker on the Philosophy of Conservatism featuring all original commentary on various issues, insightful quotes, and other goodies. Questions are welcome on the topic.
The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal aims to recover, conserve, and enliven those enduring norms and principles that Russell Kirk (1918–1994) called the Permanent Things. Explore the Center’s programs, publications, and fellowships and join with us to continue Kirk’s work to renew our culture and redeem our time.
One of the few giants of conservative thought alive today, the nearly 90-year-old Thomas Sowell has a résumé so long it deserves its own blog post. Sowell is a brilliant commentator on economics, sociology, history, writing, and politics to name but a few.
Arguably the most important British conservative thinker since Edmund Burke, the recently deceased sir Roger Scruton was a philosopher, public commentator, and author of over 40 books. He specialized in aesthetics with a particular focus on music and architecture.
The Liberty Hawk is a crowdfunded and crowdsourced media effort moderated and edited by friend of Saving Elephants Justin Stapley. Its goal is to provide both a place for liberty-minded conservatives to peruse news and editorial content consistent with their ideals and to provide the opportunity to contribute to the content themselves.
The Imaginative Conservative is an on-line journal for those who seek the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. We address culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the American Republic in the tradition of Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Edmund Burke, Irving Babbitt, Wilhelm Roepke, Robert Nisbet, Richard Weaver, M.E. Bradford, Eric Voegelin, Christopher Dawson, Paul Elmer More and other leaders of Imaginative Conservatism. We hope that The Imaginative Conservative answers T.S. Eliot’s call to “redeem the time, redeem the dream.” The Imaginative Conservative offers to our families, our communities, and the Republic, a conservatism of hope, grace, charity, gratitude and prayer. To learn more, read A Conservatism of Hope by W. Winston Elliott III, Ten Conservative Principles by Russell Kirk, and Reflections on Imaginative Conservatism by Eva Brann.
The Burkean Conservative is focused on educating and expanding the conservative movement on the basis of Edmund Burke's principles.