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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Last week, I had the great privilege of speaking with President Albert Mohler (Southern Baptist Theological Seminar) about conservatism, Russell Kirk, politics, culture, and religion. One of the best interviews I’ve ever had. Thank you so much, Dr…. 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.