The Russell Kirk Center
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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.
From the University Bookman
Recent Bookman Posts
Anthony M. Barr reviews philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s foray into the angry seas of American politics.
Stephen Schmalhofer reviews the first collection of Russell Kirk’s ghostly tales, The Princess of All Lands.
Gracy Olmstead welcomes Leah Libresco’s practical and inviting new book on living the Benedict Option.
Ryan Shinkel highlights hopeful signs in the summer’s hit horror film, A Quiet Place.
Jacob Bruggeman makes the case for cinema as America’s religion.
About the Bookman
For over five decades, the University Bookman, founded by Russell Kirk, has sought to redeem the time by identifying and discussing those books that diagnose the modern age and support the renewal of culture and the common good. Currently published only online, the Bookman continues its mission of examining our times through the prism of what Kirk called the Permanent Things.
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At the Kirk Center
October 19 | “Russell Kirk: Son of Plymouth and Mecosta” lecture by James Person on the 100th anniversary of Kirk’s birth | Plymouth District Library, Plymouth, MI
November 15 | The Challenge of Contemporary Conservatism: Russell Kirk and the Populist Moment | Hope College, Holland, MI
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.