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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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From the University Bookman
Robert James Stove celebrates a collection of the music of Jeanne Demessieux.
John C. Chalberg reviews America Transformed by Ronald J. Pestritto.
Jeffrey Wald reviews Thirst by A. G. Mojtabai.
Eve Tushnet reviews Mariam Petrosyan’s The Gray House.
Trevor C. Merrill looks at filmmaker Eric Rohmer’s two literary works.
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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At the Kirk Center
Recent podcasts drawing upon Russell Kirk’s work:
The Deep Down Things podcast features Jared Zimmerer of Word on Fire discussing the aesthetics of Russell Kirk;
Marlo Safi discusses Aesthetics and Conservative Culture citing Russell Kirk’s appreciation of beauty on the Conservative Conversations podcast; and
Jason Jewell and Josh Herring discuss Graduate Education, Russell Kirk, and Conservatism Today on the Optimistic Curmudgeon podcast.
Classic Kirk featured essay:
Churchill: Common Sense Incarnate
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.