New Senior Fellow

We are delighted to announce that James E. Person Jr. has been named a Senior Fellow of theRussell Kirk Center. Mr. Person is a long-time friend of the Center. He is a publishing manager, writer, and editor at large, and the author, among other books of Russell Kirk:...

It’s About the Music

Exploring U2: Is This Rock ’n’ Roll? by Scott Calhoun (ed.), Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012, 276 pp., hardcover, $60. Music is better heard than described. So the Scott Calhoun-edited Exploring U2: Is This Rock ’n’ Roll? naturally suffers from handicaps in a way...

The Third Road

Economics of the Free Society, by Wilhelm Roepke. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1963. 261 pp. In this generally wise and always humane study, Professor Roepke unconsciously illustrates the loss of political clarity which came when our socialists captured the term...

Humanizing the Social Sciences

Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore by Peter L. Berger. Prometheus Books, 2011, 264pp, hardcover, $26.Sociology was invented in the nineteenth century by the French philosopher Auguste Comte, who envisioned a...

Textbooks and the Audience for Poetry

My grandfather learned his rhetoric in a nineties two-horse town in north-central Ohio. His high school book (which I have inherited) was one of the popular ones of the day—Virginia Waddy’s Elements of Composition and Rhetoric. Like most rhetorics of its time, and...

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