News and Site Highlights Archives
(Also see our newsletter, Permanent Things.)
The Imaginative Conservative blog has been posting lots of great material by and about Russell Kirk, including Kirk’s reflection on the twelve days of Christmas, the 1953 review of The Conservative Mind from the New York Times, and a selection on the unbought grace of life. We certainly commend the site for your reading and reflection.
Bookman in Print
Bookman editor Gerald J. Russello has been active in publishing recently with a review of Kenneth Minogue’s The Servile Mind online at City Journal; a review of Jonah Goldberg’s Proud to be Right: Voices of the Next Conservative Generation at the American Spectator; a review of John Médaille’s Toward a Truly Free Market at The American Conservative; and a contribution to a symposium on Médaille at Front Porch Republic.
Kirk in Traverse Magazine
John J. Miller has a lovely article about Dr. Kirk and his life and legacy in the January issue of Traverse Magazine, now released online. Take a look.
Kirk in the 1950s
We have new posts of several articles of Russell Kirk in the online archive, including four from the 1950s. Kirk covers topics including tradition, revolution, the age of boredom (addressing themes that later became Eliot and His Age), and “The Inhumane Businessman.” Do take some time and read them.
The University Bookman
We have posted the latest number of the University Bookman, which is our penultimate print issue. The Bookman will be expanding our presence online after this point. This number features reviews on two very different historians—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Carlton Hayes—and continuing efforts to define the right. The full contents are available here.
Spring Permanent Things
The Spring 2010 number of our Permanent Things newsletter is up featuring updates on past Wilbur Fellows and articles on other admirers of Russell Kirk. You can download a copy of the PDF from this link.
Intercollegiate Review on Kirk
To commemorate the 16th anniversary of the death of Russell Kirk on April 29, we would like to highlight the new archives of the Intercollegiate Review, particularly the 1994 commemorative issue on Russell Kirk, featuring essays from several noted writers and friends of Dr. Kirk.
Kirk Center in Italy
Senior Fellow Marco Respinti announces progress on the web site for the Centro Studi Russell Kirk based in Milan, Italy. It is still under development, but you can visit at www.russellkirk.eu. We have also recently posted an updated bio for Marco.
Permanent Things Newsletter
We are pleased to announce a new number of Permanent Things, the newsletter of the Russell Kirk Center, edited by Ben Lockerd. The Fall 2009 edition features a report on 2009 activities at the Center. You may download it at this link (PDF, 2.6MB).