A huge thanks to Lee Edwards and the Wall Street Journal for reviewing RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE.
Who was this remarkable figure? The answer is provided in “Russell Kirk: American Conservative,” a beautifully written and deeply insightful biography by Bradley J. Birzer, a distinguished professor of history at Hillsdale College. Mr. Birzer traces the development of Kirk’s ideas, especially the influence of Burke, Dawson, Eliot and (surprise) the political philosopher Leo Strauss.
To keep reading, please go here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/opening-of-the-american-mind-1447719869