Mrs. Kirk on Valerie Eliot (1926–2012)

When a handsome, statuesque Valerie Eliot entered the restaurant at which we met in June 1999, the pianist broke into selections from the musical Cats, much to the delight of my two daughters who a decade earlier had attended that musical in London with Russell and...
Ray Bradbury, In Memoriam

Ray Bradbury, In Memoriam

Ray Bradbury, a close friend of Russell Kirk, died on June 5, 2012 at age 91 in Los Angeles. He was the author of numerous novels and stories beloved by several generations of readers worldwide, especially The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine,...
Charles W. Colson

Charles W. Colson

The Russell Kirk Center is sad to hear of the death of Chuck Colson. He will mostly be remembered for the wonderful work he did with prisoners, giving their lives dignity and meaning. After his time in prison, Colson devoted himself to cultural renewal, which he saw...

What Conservatism Is For

A Luncheon Talk at the Philadelphia Society 40th Anniversary Gala in Chicago May 1, 2004 by Annette Kirk We all know that no one can stand in for Stan Evans—so when Bill Campbell asked me to do this, I immediately called Stan and said, “I need a story, a...

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