Some of you might know this already, but, sadly, Jerry Pournelle passed away this weekend. One of two incredibly imaginative men who did pass away–the other being Len Wein. Pournelle studied with Russell Kirk and considered him quite… Read More
In his twenty-nine books on politics, history, constitutional law, literature, social criticism, economics, and fiction, the shadow of the French Revolution and the loosening of the ideologues upon the world deeply haunted Russell Kirk. Tellingly, his most important influence… Read More
C. Wright Mills, Russell Kirk, conformism, TV, the Military Industrial Complex, love, and rock n roll.
I found out late yesterday afternoon that the University Press of Kentucky will be publishing RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE in paperback for their spring 2018 list. How great is this??? I’m thrilled. I’m not sure how many changes… Read More
Gerald Russello, editor of Kirk’s UNIVERSITY BOOKMAN, kindly asked me to participate in a symposium: how should a conservative think about immigration. Here’s a link to the whole discussion: http://www.kirkcenter.org/index.php/bookman/article/conservative-thinking-on-immigration/ Here’s my brief response: When Secretary of State,… Read More
An extraordinary night to celebrate the legacy of all that was and is Russell Amos Kirk. https://www.c-span.org/video/?415963-1/bradley-birzer-accepts-paolucci-book-award
My praise of the four iconographic cities of the West: Jerusalem; Athens; Rome; and London–culminating, of course, in Philadelphia. Full, unedited lecture–September 2, 2016. Warts and all.