Principium Volume I, Book 2, Quote 151, 155, 157

151. …a people uninterested in their history may cease to have a history, or to remain a people.

- Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order, 1974


155. The good society is marked by a high degree of order, justice, and freedom. Among these, order has primacy: for justice cannot be enforced until a tolerable civil social order is attained, nor can freedom be anything better than violence until order gives us laws.

- Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order, 1974


157. Those who neglect the roots of order, are compelled to water those roots desperately – after wandering in the parched wasteland of disorder.

- Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order, 1974

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