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Jerry Pournelle on Russell Kirk

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

Barry Goldwater’s 1962 Notre Dame Address

Though Russell Kirk only wrote two speeches for Senator Barry Goldwater, they were very, very good speeches. The two men made a mighty and rather natural team, bringing the best out of each other. Here’s the one he… Read More

Russell Kirk Against The Ideologues

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

University Bookman News

This, this morning, from mighty Gerald Russello and the UNIVERSITY BOOKMAN: Contributors in the News The University Bookman congratulates Helen Andrews on her receipt of a prestigious Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship. Over the past few years, Helen has… Read More

The 1950s (Full Lecture)

C. Wright Mills, Russell Kirk, conformism, TV, the Military Industrial Complex, love, and rock n roll.

Coming in Paperback: RUSSELL KIRK, AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE

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

Kirk’s ACADEMIC FREEDOM: A Study Guide

I had the chance to praise Russell Kirk’s grand book, ACADEMIC FREEDOM (1955), on Tom Woods’s show last week.  With apologies, I do not own the copyright to the book, and, therefore, I cannot share it. Here, however,… Read More