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For over five decades, the University Bookman, founded by Russell Kirk, has sought to redeem the time by identifying and discussing those books that diagnose the modern age and support the renewal of culture and the common good. Currently published only online, the Bookman continues its mission of examining our times through the prism of what Kirk called the Permanent Things.

Founded 1960 by Russell Kirk

Annette Y. Kirk, Publisher

Jeffrey O. Nelson, Publisher

Gerald J. Russello, Editor

Peter L. Edman, Associate Editor

Alvino-Mario Fantini, European Editor

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Bookman Contributors Elsewhere

Daniel McCarthy and the case for tariffs, in the New York Times.

William Anthony Hay had a prescient piece on Italy in 2011 in the National Interest.

Gerald Russello is featured on the Common Ground podcast from the Hauenstein Center, discussing the Bookman and conservative magazines.

Martyn Wendell Jones on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

Stephen Presser has been named the visiting scholar of conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder for 2018–2019.

David Pietrusza appeared on C-Span to discuss his book, 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents.

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We are pleased to announce the release of The University Bookman on Edmund Burke, now available for Kindle. Collecting 21 reviews, essays, and interviews from the Bookman on the life and thought of Edmund Burke, this book is only $2.99, and purchases support our ongoing work to provide an imaginative defense of the Permanent Things. (3 Mar 2015)

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