KENNETH MINOGUE (September 11, 1930 – June 28, 2013) was an emeritus professor of political science at the London School of Economics. He wrote books on liberalism, nationalism, the idea of a university, the logic of ideology, and, more recently, democracy and the moral life. He was reviewed in many places, and was a columnist for The Times, the Times Higher Education Supplement, and other outlets. His most recent books include Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), and an edited volume, Essays in Conservative Realism. In 1986, he presented a six-part television series about libertarian economics called The New Enlightenment on Channel Four. It was repeated in 1988. He was the chairman of the Bruges Group from 1991 to 1993, and was on the board of the think tank Civitas. He was born in New Zealand and educated in Australia.
In The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life, Kenneth Minogue explores the intelligentsia’s love affair with social perfection and reveals how that idealistic dream is destroying exactly what has made the inventive Western world irresistible to the peoples of foreign lands.