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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.

Adapting Conservatism for the Current Generation

An Evening Conversation with a Panel of Emerging Conservative Thinkers
December 5, 2023 in Washington, DC

At the Kirk Center

Highlights

Harvard’s John Adams Society studies political philosophy at the Kirk Center. 

Public Policy Fellows of the Fund For American Studies visit the Kirk Center.

Seminar participants’ reactions to the “Writing and the Moral Imagination Workshop” and the 2023 interns intellectual retreat

Classic Kirk: “What Did Americans Inherit from the Ancients?”

Events

December 5, 6 pm | Adapting Conservatism for the Current Generation
On the 70th anniversary of The Conservative Mind, join the Kirk Center to hear from a panel of rising conservative leaders during this special evening event.
The Mayflower Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, Washington, D.C.
Register 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

Germans at War

Germans at War

“…Oxford military historian Peter H. Wilson attempts to take aim at another popular narrative about World War II: that Germans are essentially militant people whose history inevitably led to World War II and National Socialism.”

Latest Pieces

The Conscience of a Nation

The Conscience of a Nation

“Examining the work and lives of prominent African Americans in the nation’s history, Rogers argues that these individuals sought to transform the United States into a racially just society by having Americans live up to the country’s democratic ideals.”

The Graces of Death and Nature

The Graces of Death and Nature

“Three of America’s most famous writers and intellectuals, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and William James, came to believe that death was a beginning, a moment of renewal and regeneration, not the finality of dissolution.”

Right Populism 

Right Populism 

“[Kendall] thus seems likely to remain a challenging figure within the conservative intellectual tradition, but the challenges he offers his readers should make a study of his thought a more profitable exercise, not less.”

Squeezing Out Virtue and Beauty

Squeezing Out Virtue and Beauty

“…the presence of CTLs raise a fundamental question about teaching and learning themselves: can teaching and learning be reduced to a single methodology or are they by nature resistant to it?”

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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