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
Adam Schwartz reviews a new collection of the prose of David Jones that reveals his developing critique of the modern world.
Elizabeth Bittner reviews Richard Bishirjian’s account of lessons learned from the founding and fall of Yorktown University.
Mark Judge celebrates critic Josh Larsen’s Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings
William F. Byrne welcomes Emily Jones’s new intellectual history, Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830–1914.
Jacob Bruggeman reviews Patrick Garry’s brief broadside on The False Promise of Big Government.
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
October 3 | “Liberalism, Conservatism, & the American Founding”: a symposium on Kirk’s The Roots of American Order | American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC
Kirk at 100: Centennial Announcements
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.