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
Father Schall looks at a historical essay from Hilaire Belloc on lessons from the civilized conversation of King St. Louis.
Elizabeth Bittner reviews Michael Walsh’s Fiery Angel on the West’s loss of confidence in its own narrative.
Addison Del Mastro reviews a new history of the great literary Republic of Letters.
John Bicknell welcomes Joanne Freeman’s new history of physical violence inside Congress before the Civil War.
Ben Sixsmith reviews a memoir on the departure of an aesthetic … conservative?
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
Russell Kirk Romania Launches Essay Contest on Dr. Kirk’s Books
Plymouth Library Presentation on Dr. Kirk Attracts Capacity Audience
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.