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Andrew Gamble on Oakeshott and Totalitarianism

Andrew Gamble presented a lecture on “Oakeshott and Totalitarianism” to the Birkbeck Department of Politics, University of London, on 3 June, 2015. Audio recordings of the lecture in .mp3 format, along with Dr Jason Edwards’ introduction and the question time,

Posted in Political Thought

An Empty Conservative or a Critical Theorist?

I missed this discussion when it happened in February, 2015, but as the MOA exists to promote critical discussion, as well as knowledge, of Oakeshott’s thought, I thought it was still worth sharing, now that I’ve found it! Is Oakeshott

Posted in Political Thought

Oakeshott Beyond Mill

A recent article by Timothy Fuller Oakeshott’s pilgrimage past J.S. Mill (March, 2015) has been made available at the Free Library web site.

Posted in Political Thought, Secondary Sources - General

Of Legends, Imagination and Politics

Released last month by Imprint Academic: “The Legendary Past: Michael Oakeshott on Imagination and Political Identity”, by Natalie Riendeau. The book is available in Kindle format on Amazon’s UK and USA sites, as well as in Hardback format.

Posted in History, Political Thought

Timothy Fuller on Oakeshott’s Notebooks

“The Compensations of Michael Oakeshott”. In The New Criterion, November 2014 (Please note: a subscription is required to read the full text) Update, 30 November 2014: For more of Timothy Fuller’s thoughts on Oakeshott you can download a copy of

Posted in Reviews of Primary Sources