News and Site Highlights Archives
(Also see our newsletter, Permanent Things.)
Kirk Video Companion Site
On this, the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Russell Kirk, April 29, we would like to announce the posting of a link to a companion website that features video interviews with scholars, prominent persons in the conservative movement, and with Russell Kirk himself. Among the persons interviewed about Kirk’s contribution and work are: William F. Buckley, Roger Scruton, William Rusher, Dick Armey, Fred Thompson, Ed Feulner, Lee Edwards, Kenneth Cribb, Vigen Guroian and many others. Our deep thanks to David Schock for his many hours of work in creating the site and editing the videos. You can view them at TheWardrobe.org.
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 spring 2009 edition features a retrospective of thirty years of the Wilbur Foundation program. You may download it at this link (PDF, 2.6MB).
The new Winter 2008 edition of the University Bookman is now available online. It is a special edition featuring an assessment of the work and legacy of Russell Kirk on the fifteenth anniversary of his death. Subscribe here.
The Bookman has posted a new exclusive interview with M. Edward Whelan, III president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, on judicial activism and other topics.
Is conservatism dead?
The Bookman responds to a recent essay by Sam Tanenhaus in The New Republic with a symposium from such distinguished writers as Joseph P. Duggan, Austin Bramwell, Daniel McCarthy, Lee Edwards, James Poulos, and Roger Kimball.
Nash on Conservatism’s Future
Senior Fellow and historian George Nash provides his insights on the future of conservatism in this article from the Intercollegiate Review.
New Interview on Technology
The Bookman has posted a new exclusive interview with Christine Rosen, whose work focuses on our unquestioned assumptions about technology and its effects on our humanity.
Permanent Things Newsletter
We are pleased to announce a new number of Permanent Things, the newsletter of the Russell Kirk Center, now edited by Ben Lockerd and featuring a report on the recent T. S. Eliot conference and a summary of the year for the Center. You may download it at this link (PDF, 270K).
The Bookman features a new web-only interview with writer and political reporter Timothy P. Carney, author of The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money.
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.