Books Every High School Senior Should Read: Russell Kirk, 1979

In 1979, Russell Kirk offered a list of books that every entering college student should’ve read before arriving on campus for day one of freshman year.  Not surprisingly, it’s a rather shocking and challenging list in 2015.  It… Read More

Christopher Dawson, Introduction to 1943 Book on Education

cd 1943 education copy

Russell Kirk, “Research.” Undated, unpublished paper.

rak undated stray ms pages

Kirk on What Your Teenager Should Read

rak selections for high school students

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

Selections from Albert Jay Nock’s THEORY OF EDUCATION

“I trust, however, that you will allow me to regard it also as the impersonal welcome offered by citizens of the great republic of letters to another citizens whose only credentials and recommendations are those with which his… Read More

Russell Kirk on Spoiled Priests and the Truly Humane, 1957

“’He that lives in a college, after his mind is sufficiently stocked with learning,’ Edmund Burke wrote while he was still a young man, ‘is like a man who, having built and rigged a ship, should lock her… Read More

Christopher Dawson’s 1960 Speech at UST, Houston

America and the Secularization of Modern Culture

University Bookman (Autumn 1966), COMPLETE

Full version of Russell Kirk’s journal, University Bookman (Autumn 1966), v. 7, no. 1.  Includes articles by George Carey and Gordon Tullock. university bookman autumn 1966