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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
Samuel Gregg reviews a book from the Archbishop of Paris on natural law in the technological age.
Oliver Spivey reviews a refreshing collection of essays from the literary critic William Giraldi.
Paul Brian is not impressed by David Brooks’s Second Mountain.
Eve Tushnet is surprised to welcome yet another translation of Augustine’s Confessions.
Scott Beauchamp reviews T. C. Boyle’s newest novel on a utopian in-group.
About the Bookman
For over five 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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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.