News and Site Highlights Archives
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Ex Tenebris Audio
Russell Kirk’s ghostly tale “Ex Tenebris” has been released as an audio book on CD by The Trinity Forum. The production features an introduction by Senior Fellow Vigen Guroian on “The Importance of Place” and is narrated by David Schock. You can order copies here.
Feulner on Kirk and Conservative Thought
Heritage Foundation President Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. made a presentation in July on “The Roots of Modern Conservative Thought from Burke to Kirk.” It’s a useful summary and assessment that is worth your attention.
The Summer issue of the Bookman is now online! Featuring reviews on MacIntyre, Robert Novak’s memoir, and more! Subscribe here. And don’t miss our web exclusive of Chuck Chalberg’s review of Jim Wallis’s God’s Politics.
The Judicial Mask
A new Bookman online review from Gerald J. Russello covers How Judges Think by Richard A. Posner.
Colson on Kirk
We were pleased to note Chuck Colson referencing Russell Kirk so warmly, and correctly noting Dr. Kirk’s rejection of ideology, in a commentary from June 6, 2008 titled “True Conservatism.”
Defending the Conversation
Kirk on Eliot
A new edition of Dr. Kirk’s acclaimed literary biography, Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century is being published in July 2008 by ISI Books.
Open Court Backlist Find
Open Court Publishing has found a stock of three Kirk-related books that had been thought out of print. You can order books directly from them by calling 800-815-2280 (or +1-603-924-7209); they do not appear on their website. The books available are Kirk’s essay collections Enemies of the Permanent Things and Beyond the Dreams of Avarice and the essay collection in his honor, The Unbought Grace of Life, edited by James E. Person, Jr.
William F. Buckley, RIP
Lectures by Kirk; Lectures about Kirk
The Olin Online Lecture Library at ISI features several audio lectures by Russell Kirk, as well as several new video and audio lectures about Kirk and his legacy by such scholars as W. Wesley McDonald, Ted McAlister, Michael P. Federici, George H. Nash, Gleaves Whitney, and Allan C. Carlson.