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Strengthening America’s Tradition of Order, Justice & Freedom

The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal aims to recover, conserve, and enliven those enduring norms and principles that Russell Kirk (1918–1994) called the Permanent Things. Explore the Center’s programs, publications, and fellowships and join with us to continue Kirk’s work to renew our culture and redeem our time.

Join the Kirk Center and Vice President Mike Pence

What do Conservatives Believe?

Join us for a conversation with Vice President Mike Pence on May 31, 2023 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

At the Kirk Center


Saving Elephants podcast recently interviewed Kirk Center CEO Jeff Nelson on Russell Kirk and how Kirk might answer some of his critics on the Right

Seminar participant writes about his Kirk Center experience in National Review

Classic Kirk: Virtue: Can It Be Taught?


May 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | “What Do Conservatives Believe?: A Conversation with Vice President Mike Pence,” Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI. More information about joining the host committee or purchasing tickets is available here

July 20 – 23 | “Writing and the Moral Imagination” Workshop, Mecosta, MI. Prospective participants may send a letter of interest and c.v. to ecorwin@kirkcenter.org.

On Campus

Explore Kirk On Campus

Russell Kirk understood his work was to convey to America’s rising generations an understanding of the process by which a healthy culture is transmitted from age to age.

We’re continuing this important work through Kirk on Campus as we host conversations about the permanent things on campuses across Michigan. We hope you’ll join us at an event, and help us prepare tomorrow’s leaders with an appreciation of the richness of the conservative intellectual tradition.

From the University Bookman

A Modern Dostoyevsky–Almost

A Modern Dostoyevsky–Almost

“Knausgaard’s latest novel… is perhaps the closest we can hope to come to Dostoevsky this side of nineteenth century Russia.”

Latest Pieces

About the Bookman

For six decades, the University Bookman, founded by Russell Kirk, has identified and discussed those books that diagnose the modern age and support the renewal of culture and the common good. Currently published online, the Bookman continues its mission of examining our times in light of the Permanent Things that make us human.

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