Defending the Right and the Good

Defending the Right and the Good

Russell Kirk and The University Bookman By George H. Nash In an interview late in his career, Russell Kirk told a story about a “forgotten mill pond” in the village of Mecosta, Michigan. Since boyhood, he recalled, he had enjoyed tossing pebbles into this pond and...

Edwards: From the Beginning of the Right

Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty by Lee Edwards. ISI Books, 2017. Hardcover, 378 pages, $29.95. In his lively new memoir Just Right, Lee Edwards remarks that four distinct groups have molded the modern American conservative movement: “philosophers” like...

Hoover’s Crusade Against Collectivism

A conversation with George H. Nash The University Bookman is pleased to present this interview with George H. Nash. George holds a doctorate in history from Harvard University and is both a historian of American conservatism and a well-known scholar of Herbert Hoover....

An Excursion into the Broader World

Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60 It is easy to sum up the historical significance of The Conservative Mind. With eloquence and conviction Russell Kirk demonstrated that reflective conservatism is neither a smokescreen for selfishness nor the ritual incantation...

The Conservative Mind Renewed

The Conservative Mind, From Burke to Santayana by Russell Kirk. South Bend, Indiana: Gateway Editions, 1978. $5.95 in paperback. Sixth revised edition.For the radical libertarian, “it usually begins with Ayn Rand.” So, at least, claimed a book of that title published...

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