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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: “Renewing the Moral Order in American Society”


April 11 – 14 | “Literature and the Moral Imagination” Seminar
Hillsdale College Students, the Russell Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

May 19 – 20 | “Sir Roger Scruton & America” Conference
Washington, D.C. More information and registration is available 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

More than Regime Change, We Need a New Cosmological Vision

More than Regime Change, We Need a New Cosmological Vision

“…one cannot recover classical forms of political life—including a proper integration of elites and the common people—without recovering classical cosmology, which is hierarchical, complex, and beautiful and requires both submission and participation.”

Latest Pieces

Revolution and Counter Revolution

Revolution and Counter Revolution

“We might hope that a fuller discussion may arise that brings to light how the traditional conservative commitment to ordered liberty and checked power compares to the various ideological options on offer from today’s right.”

Christians in the Brave New World

Christians in the Brave New World

“[The book] gives Christians tools to read the cultural terrain. It makes a strong argument that evangelistic and discipleship tactics must be updated to account for current conditions. And it offers outside-the-box suggestions for strengthening evangelical households and institutions.”

Still Believing and Singing

Still Believing and Singing

“[It is] a book that will resonate with many readers because of how it connects the personal stories about Jeremy Camp’s life to universal themes about faith and adversity.”

Higher Ed and the Crisis of Civic Despair

Higher Ed and the Crisis of Civic Despair

“The collected essays in this volume all argue against civic despair… A variety of important topics are explored… but it is the threat higher education poses to our civic compact that stands out most clearly.”

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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Welcome home to the Russell Kirk Center