Senior Fellows

Ian Crowe, M.A. (Oxon), M. Litt, Ph.D. Director, The Edmund Burke Society of America
Bruce P. Frohnen, J.D., Ph.D. Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University College of Law
Vigen Guroian, Ph.D. Professor of Religious Studies (Eastern Christianity), University of Virginia
George H. Nash, Ph.D. Historian, South Hadley, Massachusetts
James E. Person, Jr. Publishing manager, writer, and editor at large, Northville, Michigan
Marco Respinti Journalist
Director, Centro Studi Russell Kirk, Milan, Italy
Gleaves Whitney Director, The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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Highlights

Spring Newsletter

Newsletter coverThe Spring 2017 Permanent Things Newsletter is now available, featuring a fresh design and news about recent events and publications from the Kirk Center and other friends. Among the highlights is a lecture this spring by Sir Roger Scruton at Villanova University, sponsored by the ISI Russell Kirk Society at Villanova.

Jun 2017

Lecture on Kirk’s Fiction

In April the Kirk Center hosted Jeffrey Dennis Pearce, a history teacher and the creator and editor of Ghostly Kirk, a web page dedicated to the ghostly fiction of Russell Kirk. Pearce gave a lecture on “Virtue in Two Ghostly Tales of Russell Kirk,” which was later made into an essay. We are pleased to post it for our readers.

May 2017

Fall Newsletter features new Society for Law and Culture

The Fall 2016 Permanent Things features news of the inaugural conference of a new Kirk Center initiative, the Society for Law and Culture; an emerging partnership with the new publishing house, Cluny Media; and news of other recent events and publications.

Dec 2016