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To the Point

Selections from Russell Kirk’s syndicated column that ran five days a week from 1962 to 1975 in 100 newspapers nationally via the Los Angeles Times Syndicate / General Features Corporation.

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On Becoming a Journalist Fall 2015
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Returning ‘To the Point’ Fall 2015
Derek Draplin has searched the archives for selections from Russell Kirk’s thirteen-year run as a syndicated columnist. Here he introduces what will be a periodic feature for the Bookman.

Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969


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