Welcome Home to the Russell Kirk Center
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.
At the Kirk Center
October 25, 7 pm EDT | The Book Gallery: James Panero explores Kirk’s novel Old House of Fear
November 15, 6 pm | The Gerald Russello Memorial Lecture.
Join the University Bookman and friends for a talk by Dr. Dermot Quinn, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Seton Hall University, followed by a reception in honor of the late Gerald Russello, longtime editor of the Bookman.
Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, New York City.
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December 5, 6 pm | Adapting Conservatism for the Current Generation
On the 70th anniversary of The Conservative Mind, join the Kirk Center to hear from a panel of rising conservative leaders during this special evening event.
The Mayflower Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, Washington, D.C.
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
“…April 1945 was especially critical in my combat service in the European conflict in World War II.”
“As Augustine realized, it is not enough to merely know the good, the true and the beautiful. We must lead our lives in conformity with them.”
“…the cultivation of beauty is an education in itself, a discipline that must be practiced in daily life.”
“For Schindler, there is no tradition without freedom, and no freedom without tradition. These ideas are a precious heritage to be guarded with great care, because they are a gift of the wise born before the present and the God who inspired their wisdom.”
“…the dominant characteristic of the new spirituality was the inflation, as egregious as it was absurd, of thought, of language, and of self: every man (or woman) a prophet, every man his own priest, every man a genius, each dedicated to what Dominic Green calls ‘the aristocrat within.’”
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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