The 19th and 20th centuries were fundamentally influenced by different ideologies. Some of them were more dangerous than others, but a conservative tradition - although adapting to the continuously changing conditions - consistently refused each artificial intellectual construction. For some, the distance conservative thinkers have kept from those ideological structures appears purely reactionary but for others it is a proof of credibility and authenticity. Transforming society, putting an end to the past and attempting to proclaim a new, golden era are heresies and utopian proposals to conservatives. In our book, researchers from the catholic universities of Lisbon and Budapest present several different portraits of authors from Burke to Maritain, from Donoso Cortés to Chantal Delsol. Together, they offer a series of intellectual spotlights, which might enlighten the intellectual evolution of a person - and community - oriented conservative tradition in its endless fight against the too often tragic and sinister political utopia.