Stormfields

My Interview with Tim Goeglein, RE: RUSSELL KIRK

I had a wonderful time last week, talking with the wonderful Tim Goeglein about Russell Kirk. Thank you, Tim! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation, and I hope we can make it happen again.  And, of course, it’s always… Read More

Tending Our Own Garden: Rachel Gough

As you Stormfielders (thank you!) well know, I love–ok, this word isn’t even close to strong enough to describe how much I admire–the writings and work of my friend, Rachel Gough.  Here’s her latest at Kindred Magazine. RECENTLY… Read More

Apocalypse ALWAYS

I will admit that this is possibly the weirdest thing I’ve ever written. But, I will also admit, I had a blast writing it. Thanks, as always, to Winston Elliott III and Stephen M. Klugewicz for encouraging my… 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

The Freedom of a Life: A Hayekian View

Here’s the main problem for scholarship dealing with free will—it’s outrageously messy. For a moment, imagine how many people had to come together just for you to be here. You’re sitting (presumably) there reading this. Maybe you’re at… Read More

Hunter Baker for Congress

Dear Readers of Stormfields, First, as always, thank you!  I’m deeply honored (and more than a bit surprised) there are so many of you! Second, as I hope you know, as much as I love talking about current… Read More

X or MLK: Some Hesitant Reflections on Race

Over at The American Conservative (edited by the brilliant Dan McCarthy), I had the chance to offer some thoughts on the recent and exceedingly unpleasant re-arising of racial tensions in the United States. If one believes in the… Read More

Mythology and Western Civilization: 17 Lectures

https://www.libertyclassroom.com A glorious thanks to my great friend, Tom Woods, a man of intense and abiding virtue. I’ve just completed my second set of courses for his Liberty Classroom. The course is on Mythology and the Western Tradition…. Read More

John Barron and I discuss Russell Kirk: C-Span Book TV

Yesterday, I had the grand privilege of speaking with John Barron (Chicago Tribune) about Russell Kirk on live tv, C-Span’s Book TV. It was wonderful, and John, not surprisingly, was a brilliant gentleman.  In fact, everyone at the… Read More

Kirk/Me on CSPAN BOOK TV: Sunday, June 12

Tomorrow morning, for the first time in my life, I will be on live TV, interviewed from 10:00-10:45AM CST.  John Barron of the Chicago Tribune will be interviewing me re: Russell Kirk at the Printer’s Row Literary Fair…. Read More

C.S. Lewis Breaks Down During Sermon

Today, as many of you probably know, is the 75th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s delivering his most famous sermon, “The Weight of Glory.”  Though the following is NOT about that sermon, it is quite revealing and quite moving…. Read More

Interview Re: Russell Kirk at CWR

Thank you to Mark Sullivan and Carl E. Olson. Mention the name “Russell Kirk” to someone who describes himself as “conservative” and you are likely to get a blank look or, at best, be told, “I’ve heard the name.” (Readers… Read More