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Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)

Contents

Editor’s Note: A Tribute to Russell Kirk

Essay 9 October 2000
The Splendor of Dedication
by Eugene V. Clark
Editorial 1 October 2003
A Tribute to Russell Kirk
by Annette Kirk
Best of the Bookman 2 October 2011
Knight of Truth
by Gerhart Niemeyer
A eulogy for Russell Kirk.
Best of the Bookman 9 October 2011
Russell Kirk: An Appreciation
by Andrew Shaughnessy
Another essay from our 1994 memorial issue. Human nature, as Kirk reminded us, is a constant.
Best of the Bookman 16 October 2011
An Augustine for Our Age
by Jeffrey O. Nelson
A memorial to Russell Kirk from our 1994 tribute edition, from one of Dr. Kirk's personal assistants.
Best of the Bookman 23 October 2011
Death of a Giant
by William A. Rusher
Another tribute to Dr. Kirk from our memorial issue. The former publisher of National Review explains the difference between conservatism and “classical liberalism” and Kirk’s irreplaceable role in intellectual history.
Best of the Bookman 30 October 2011
Mr. Conservative
by Frederick D. Wilhelmsen
In this excerpt from our memorial issue, the legendary professor of philosophy from the University of Dallas offers an homage to his friend Russell Kirk.
Best of the Bookman 6 November 2011
The Youthful Writings of Russell Kirk
by Matthew Davis
In this article from our memorial issue, one of Russell Kirk’s assistants reviews his juvenalia and points out continuities with his mature work.
Best of the Bookman 13 November 2011
A Literary Patrimony
by Cecilia Kirk Nelson
In this article from our 1994 Memorial issue, Russell Kirk's daughter Cecilia discusses the literary heritage that she was given by Kirk’s regular evening readings.
Best of the Bookman 7 October 2012
book cover Rediscovering a Neglected Conservative Mind
by W. Wesley McDonald
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, by James Fitzjames Stephen. Edited by Stuart D. Warner. Liberty Fund, Inc., 1993 xxix + 270 pp., $19.50 cloth; $7.50, paper.

Also in this Issue

On the Passing of Dr. Russell Kirk
Statement by Governor John Engler

Michigan Senate Resolution
Offered by Senator Joanne Emmons

Is Life Worth Living?
Epilogue from Russell Kirk’s Memoirs

A Note On Russell Kirk

The ... conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.

Russell Kirk

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Join Kirk on Campus at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m., for a spirited conversation with Ross Douthat of the New York Times, Sam Tanenhaus of the New York Times, Mark Bauerlein of First Things, moderated by Hope College’s Jeff Polet, about how the American conservative and progressive movements are being reshaped by 2016 election and the Trump presidency, and what it means for the future. Register for this free event here. (2 Nov 2017)

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