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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.

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At the Kirk Center


Video recording of “Adapting The Conservative Mind for the Current Generation” panel discussion in Washington, D.C.

Harvard’s John Adams Society studies political philosophy at the Kirk Center. 

Classic Kirk: “The Tension of Order & Freedom in the University”


February 22: Dale Ahlquist, President of the Society of G.K. Chesterton, will speak in the “Christianity & Culture” Lecture Series
Troy, MI; Register here.

February 26 & 27: Dr. Samuel Gregg will join our Kirk on Campus program for two nights to discuss “Nations, Markets, Families and the Challenge of China.” Get tickets for either Hope College (2/26) or Calvin University (2/27) here.

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

Thinking as a Human Being

Thinking as a Human Being

“…the world we are involved in is cognitively sorted by us according to the purposes and concerns of our form of life, which is in turn… shaped by the structures, traditions and worldviews in which we bodily participate. This poses a major challenge for AI…”

Latest Pieces

JP O’Malley Interviews Author Ian Buruma

JP O’Malley Interviews Author Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma published The Collaborators: Three Stories of Deception and Survival in World War II early last year. The University Bookman contributor JP O’Malley caught up with Mr. Buruma to discuss his latest book.

Imprisoned by the Internet

Imprisoned by the Internet

“…James’s volume is an accessible invitation to consider the possibility that the internet as such—wholly apart from any particular content—is forming people in essentially malign ways.”

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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