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Editor’s Notes

Commentary and context from the editors

Naming Crimethink Spring 2015
The Bookman at Its Best Winter 2015
The Conservative Mind at Sixty Summer 2013
Russell Kirk’s most widely read book is The Conservative Mind, first published in 1953. The Bookman has asked a distinguished group of writers to participate in a symposium on its legacy and why Kirk’s thought is worth engaging today.
Looking Forward and Back Winter 2013
A review of 2012 and an exclusive poem by Eugene Schlanger in honor of Valerie Eliot.
A Forward-Thinking Conservatism Fall 2012
Moving Briskly Fall 2011
Pressing On Summer 2011
Taking Stock Spring 2011
Welcome to the New Bookman Winter 2011
Transition Volume 47, Number 3–4 (Fall 2010)
A New Era for the Bookman Volume 47, Number 1 (Winter 2010)
Remembering Russell Kirk Volume 46, Number 4 (Winter 2008)
Look Homeward Volume 46, Number 3 (Fall 2008)
Farewells and Looking Ahead Volume 46, Number 2 (Summer 2008)
The Lives of Others Volume 46, Number 1 (Spring 2008)
About our Web Exclusives Website Exclusives (2007–2008)
Reassessing Homo Economicus Volume 45, Number 3 (Fall 2007)
The Wolfe Who Cried Kirk Volume 45, Number 2 (Spring 2007)
Tiber, Thames, Potomac Volume 45, Number 1 (Winter 2007)
Awakening the Moral Imagination Assorted Items from Our Archives
Permanent Things Here and Abroad Volume 44, Number 3 (Summer 2006)
Current Problems and Eternal Questions Volume 44, Number 2 (Winter 2006)
Our Neighbors and the Ground Beneath Us Volume 44, Number 4 (Fall 2006)
Change and Continuity Volume 44, Number 1 (Fall 2005)
Welcome and Farewells Volume 44, Number 1 (Fall 2005)
A Tribute to Russell Kirk Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
Correcting the Record Volume 42, Number 4 (Winter 2003)
The Decline of the Liberal Imagination Volume 37, Number 3 (Fall 1997)

Mere unthinking negative opposition to the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.

Russell Kirk


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