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.
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From the University Bookman
Dan Hammond suggests that a rather gloomy book on economics and morality is still worth your time.
John Byron Kuhner says farewell to the late professor of history at Princeton.
Joseph S. Laughon reviews a book on the history and unaddressed obligations of the American Empire.
Daniel James Sundahl reviews Cass Sunstein’s claim that you (but not people like Sunstein) need a nudge to choose freedom.
Adam Schwartz welcomes a new edition of poetry from David Jones that reveals his innovative critique of imperialist technocracy.
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.