I’m very happy to announce the release of a new band and a new album: BECOMING ONE by Birzer Bandana.  Yes, for better or worse, I’m the Birzer in Birzer Bandana.  The Bandana is Dave Bandana of Salander…. Read More

Join Libery Classroom Today!

As many of you probably know (after all, I talk about it all the time!), Tom Woods created a virtual academy several years ago with his excellent website, Liberty Classroom.  As the traditional university continues to decay, drowning in… Read More

RUSSELL KIRK Nominated for Paolucci Book Award

I’m thrilled that RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE has been nominated as a finalist for the Paolucci Book Award. Lexington, KY-University Press of Kentuckybiography, Russell Kirk: American Conservative by historian Bradley J. Birzer has been named a finalist for the Henry… Read More

Dr. Bob Stacey on Russell Kirk: American Conservative

The very first review of RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE is up, and I couldn’t be happier.  Thank you, Bob, and thank you, The Imaginative Conservative.  A deep honor.

Birzer on Kirk on John J. Miller’s Bookmonger

Had a blast talking with John J. Miller about Russell Kirk.  Just 10 minutes, though I think we both could’ve kept talking for a long time.

Advanced Review Copy of Neil Peart Bio Now in Humble Bundle

For two weeks only, you can get an advanced review copy of NEIL PEART: CULTURAL (RE)PERCUSSIONS. NEIL PEART: CULTURAL (RE)PERCUSSIONS is now available in early form. As an e-book, a part of the Humble Bundle. For two weeks only!… Read More

Russell Kirk: American Conservative Excerpt

“Kirk presented a Christian sanctification of the pagan myth of Perseus and his nemesis the Gorgon, Medusa. indeed, this myth holds the entire book together. “a man if he venerates the ashes of his fathers and the temples… Read More

Advanced Review Copies of RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE Now Available

If you’re interested in reviewing RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE, please contact Mack McCormick at the University of Kentucky Press.  Advanced review copies are now available. Thank you, and enjoy!

Proud to be in Contemporary Authors

Just found this a few minutes ago.  Ego is very, very happy at the moment. In 2002, Birzer published J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-Earth. Birzer’s study examines the work of J.R.R. Tolkien in light of his Catholic beliefs. In a laudatory… Read More