The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) Participant Writes Article on Visiting the Kirk Center for National Review

We hope you enjoy this essay from recent seminar participant, Bobby Miller:

Kirk’s life was consumed with the recuperation and preservation of what he called ‘permanent things.’ As he put it:

‘There are certain permanent things in society: the health of the family, inherited political institutions that ensure a measure of order and justice and freedom, a life of diversity and independence, a life marked by widespread possession of private property. These permanent things guarantee against arbitrary interference by the state.’

Kirk’s great insight was his identification of these foundational covenants. To be conservative is to champion their cause and to attempt to secure their longevity.

On this three-day trip, I enjoyed the company of other sympathetic young political aspirants — enterprising junior Hill staffers, prospective pundits, and wannabe policy wonks. We work in various positions in and around the nation’s capital, united, on paper, only by our belonging to the political Right. We all began our journey with different priors, perspectives, expectations, and objectives.

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