TIC: Definitive Biography

I’m so honored that The Imaginative Conservative thinks so well of RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE.  Thank you proudly to Winston, Steve, and Co. The Imaginative Conservative‘s co-founder and editor-at-large, Bradley J. Birzer, has received another award for his… Read More

Paolucci Book Prize, 2016: Russell Kirk, American Conservative

I am deeply honored to have won this year’s Paolucci Prize from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.  Overwhelmed might be a better work than honored!  Well, both, actually.  Thank you, ISI, and thank you, Russell Kirk! Here are the… Read More

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

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

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

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

Over at TIC: A Dialogue about Gulf War I

An Imaginative Conservative Dialogue.   The grand Adam Fuller and I discuss Kirk, Bush, and Gulf War I.

Fundraiser: THE CONSERVATIVE MIND in Turkish

Dear Alumni: I have never come to you asking for money, but I want to tell you about an exciting development in our longstanding connection with Turkey. There is a group of dedicated conservative intellectuals in Turkey who… Read More


Oh, nice Easter surprise. A Tucson paper reviews RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE.


A great review by my friend, Carl, at CHRONICLES magazine, edited by another man I greatly respect, Scott Richert.