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
Carl Rollyson reviews a new book on the convictions, conflicts, and compromises of three leaders who shaped antebellum America.
Casey Chalk argues that a new generation of globetrotting American idealists should re-read The Sand Pebbles.
Jane Peters reviews a book on Christians martyred during the first two centuries of the rise of Islam.
Miles Smith welcomes a helpful new political biography of five-time Presidential candidate Henry Clay.
R. J. Stove is relieved to welcome Tim Rayborn’s new volume correcting the historical treatment of twentieth-century British music and the English Musical Renaissance.
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
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.