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Wall Street Journal

We were pleased to see the aptly titled op-ed “The Conservative Mind” by Peter Berkowitz in The Wall Street Journal on May 29, 2007. Very clearly written and helpful.

May 2007

C-SPAN Radio Broadcast

C-SPAN Radio’s American Political Archive program will be broadcasting for the first time ever a conversation between Russell Kirk and the late liberal social critic Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., recorded in the late 1970s. It will broadcast live on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00AM EST on XM Satellite channel 132 as well as in the DC listening area on WCSP 90.1 FM. They should have archives available after the broadcast.

Mar 2007

Nash Interview

Senior Fellow George H. Nash has participated in a two-part interview for the weblog Right Reason on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary edition of his Conservative Intellectual Movement in America. Part I can be found here, and Part II here.

Mar 2007

New Books to Watch For

Several Kirk-related books will be published in 2007.

book cover imageThe Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays, edited and with introduction by George A. Panichas, is now available from ISI Books in both paper and cloth (ISBN 1933859016; Amazon link).

book cover imageGerald J. Russello’s The Postmodern Imagination of Russell Kirk, a fresh approach to Dr. Kirk’s thought driven by Kirk’s understanding of the imagination, will be released from University of Missouri Press in July 2007 (ISBN 978-0-8262-1720-2). Details available in their 2007 PDF catalog, or you can download this PDF flyer. The Amazon item page is here.

book cover imageA new edition of Kirk’s gothic novel Old House of Fear will be published by Eerdmans in April 2007.

Mar 2007

New Burke Journal

Studies in Burke and His Time is now being published by the Edmund Burke Society in association with the Russell Kirk Center. It is an annual, edited by Joseph Pappin III.

Mar 2007

Nash Book Edition

book cover imageSenior Fellow George H. Nash’s influential book, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945, has been re-issued in a thirtieth anniversary edition by ISI Books with a new preface and epilogue (Amazon link).

Mar 2007

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The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969