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