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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

Latest Pieces

Laugh, It’ll Be Alright

Laugh, It’ll Be Alright

How to Destroy Western Civilization is a book that will appeal both to old-fashioned conservatives shouting at the clouds and the new-fangled counterculture needing a game plan—and a joke book—for its rebellion. 

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

Highlights

Student responses to spring programs 

Classic Kirk featured essay: “A Revolution Not Made, but Prevented”

Events

“Conservatism: Then and Now” seminar with Dr. George Nash
July 23, 2022 | Registration full.

Attention High School Teachers:
Apply now to participate in the “Pillars of American Order” conference on August 1 – 4, 2022.

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.

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