Kirk, 1957: School, Plant, or Culture?

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Kirk on What Your Teenager Should Read

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Russell Kirk, “Social Justice,” 1954

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Russell Kirk, “Does the State Build Homes?” 1949

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Russell Kirk, “Two Plays of Resignation,” 1953

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Russell Kirk, “Unbought Grace of Life,” 1954

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Russell Kirk on Wyndham Lewis, 1955

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Wyndham Lewis to Russell Kirk, 1955

I’d not come across this letter before this afternoon.  I found it in THE LETTERS OF WYNDHAM LEWIS, edited by W.K. Rose, page 563. “My dear Kirk.  First of all, let me thank you very much for your… Read More

Russell Kirk’s Six Tenets of Conservative Thought, 1953

Belief that a divine intent rules society as well as conscience, forging an eternal chain of right and duty which links great and obscure, living and dead. Political problems, at bottom, are religious and moral problems.  A narrow… Read More

Russell Kirk Biography Available for Pre Order

A number of you have very kindly asked about my forthcoming biography of Russell Kirk, founder of post-war American conservatism. I’m extremely happy to report: it’s now available for preorder! Here’s the link at And, here’s the… Read More

Conversations with Paul Elmer More, 1943

Source: J. Duncan Spaeth, “Conversations with Paul Elmer More,” SEWANEE REVIEW 51 (Autumn 1943): 532-545. Enjoy! conversations with PEM

Russell Kirk, “Humane Letters and Modern Fragmentation,” 1960

SOURCE: Russell Kirk, “Humane Letters and Modern Fragmentation,” CATHOLIC MIND 60 (November 1962): 4-10. rak humane letters 1962