News and Site Highlights Archives

(Also see our newsletter, Permanent Things.)

American Regionalism in the Fall Bookman

We are very pleased to present the new Fall 2008 issue of The University Bookman, a Special Issue on Regional America edited by Bill Kauffman. Full contents are now available online, including items on Brooklyn, Indiana, Kansas, Vermont, Washington, and more.

Nov 2008

Two Histories

Bookman editor Gerald Russello takes a look at two recent books on conservatism.

Nov 2008

A Post-Election Reading List

Are you a conservative exile? Here are some thoughtful suggestions by a Bookman supporter on readings to live by.

Nov 2008

New Feature!

To commemorate the 90th birthday of Russell Kirk, we wish to announce that visitors to the Center’s web page may now easily visit the valuable assessments of Kirk’s accomplishment published in a special issue of The Intercollegiate Review shortly after his death. Included are essays on Kirk’s many and varied fields of interest: fiction, economics, education, justice, and more,  Please click here to visit Russell Kirk: Man of Letters—A Tribute Issue. Visitors to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute web site can enter the name “Russell Kirk” in the resident search engine to gain access to the texts and podcasts of several key articles and lectures about Kirk.

Oct 2008

A matter of the heart

University Bookman associate editor David Bongaura reviews two recent books on the thought of Benedict XVI here.

Oct 2008

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.

Oct 2008

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.

Oct 2008

New Bookman

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.

Sep 2008

The Judicial Mask

A new Bookman online review from Gerald J. Russello covers How Judges Think by Richard A. Posner.

Jul 2008

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.”

Jul 2008

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As the prophet of American conservatism, Russell Kirk has taught, nurtured, and inspired a generation. From . . . Piety Hill, he reached deep into the roots of American values, writing and editing central works of political philosophy. His intellectual contribution has been a profound act of patriotism. I look forward to the future with anticipation that his work will continue to exert a profound influence in the defense of our values and our cherished civilization.

Ronald Reagan, 1981

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