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Winter 2014 | Volume 32, Issue 4

Redeeming Conservatism

The Winter 2014 issue of Comment is themed Redeeming Conservatism. Are we out of our minds?

If you can't imagine anything good coming out of conservatism, this issue is for you. Our hope is you'll discover, first, that conservatism is not what you thought it was. Second, we hope when you encounter this conservative disposition, you might have occasion to take stock and be surprised to find this names a sensibility you already share.

11 Articles In this Issue
Redeeming Conservatism by James K.A. Smith

Conservatism is more hopeful and optimistic than we like to give it credit for.

World View by James K.A. Smith

An annotated reading of your world, including YMCA and family dinners.


Updates from Cardus on the renewal of social architecture.

Is Social Conservatism Conservative? by Phillip Blond

Even the left should be pro-family.

Who Owns "Social Justice?" by Lisa Hosack

Social work has been dominated by progressivism. But there's another way.

A Prudential Manifesto: Class Struggle for the Common Good by Brian Dijkema

The gap between the life that elites preach and the life they live.

The Gift of Guilt and the Recovery of Joy by Wilfred M. McClay

There is no more characteristically modern assumption than the belief that it lies within our power to find happiness.

Twelve Features of a Scriptural Imagination by W. David O. Taylor

Who is the artist to help us imagine ways to conserve creation and culture?

Change the World from Home: A Conversation with Rod Dreher by Rod Dreher, James K.A. Smith

Change isn't always big.

"The Dickensian Aspect": Persistent Poverty and Inequality by Mark Mulder

A twenty-four year sociological study shows that there are distinct advantages to being white and poor over being black and poor.

A Devastating Day by Ray Pennings

What meaning can we find in despair?

Contributors to this Issue