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“TRADITION CANNOT BE INHERITED, AND IF YOU WANT IT YOU MUST OBTAIN IT BY GREAT LABOUR.” – T.S. ELIOT
We’re committed to guiding students as they seek to take their part in the great conversation identified by Russell Kirk in his many books, especially in his landmark The Conservative Mind. It’s why we bring together some of today’s most thoughtful writers to show how the permanent things continue guide the conservative imagination. The renewal of America’s tradition of constitutionalism depends on each generation of college-aged Americans making the most of their education so that they can be well-prepared for the achievement of freedom.
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Kirk on Campus Events Shed Conservative Light on Topics of the Day
Kirk on Campus returned to west Michigan for two back to back evening events on the campuses of Calvin University and Hope College with Ian Rowe and John Wood Jr.
Freedom or Equity: What is the best path forward for America?
Join the Russell Kirk Center at Calvin University chapel on March 15, and Hope College’s Jack H. Miller Center on March 16 for a conversation with Ian Rowe and John Wood Jr. on freedom, equity, race, and more.
Professor Hiro Aida to make Michigan College Tour
Hirotsugu “Hiro” Aida is a professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. His Japanese translation of “The Conservative Mind” was published in 2018. Mr. Aida will speak at the Kirk Center, Northwood University and Hope College as part of a special lecture tour in Michigan.
Russell Kirk is still changing things at Hillsdale College
Dr. Russell Kirk has always been known at Hillsdale College as an historian and man of letters. His essay “The Problem of Tradition” is required reading in the American Heritage course every student takes as part of the core curriculum.
Watch: Russell Kirk and the Populist Moment
https://vimeo.com/303593018 Kathryn Lopez, John O'Sullivan, Jeff Polet and Rev. Robert Sirico discuss Russell Kirk and the Populist Moment at Hope College Kirk on Campus returned to Hope College on November 15, 2018 for an event commemorating the...
Is Civil Discourse in a Time of Political Polarization Possible?
The panel discussion was really good! I took so many notes (4 pages) and learned a lot about the purpose and intended function of the government. The historical perspective that Dr. Federici brought to the discussion was beneficial to help me understand what is...
The Challenge of Contemporary Conservatism: Russell Kirk and the Populist Moment
How can we balance pressures from populist movements on the political left and right with the need for stability and leadership? This is the challenge facing conservatives as we grapple with our populist moment. To help us address these questions, we're turning...
Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk & Revolution in the Modern Mind – 11/17/18 Belmont Abbey College
The Edmund Burke Society is pleased to announce that its next conference will be held at Belmont Abbey College on November 17, 2018. Speakers include Dr. Wilfred McClay, G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma, and Dr....
Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of Russell Kirk’s birth across Campuses
On October 19, 2018, we'll mark the centennial birthday of Dr. Russell Kirk, and in celebration of this milestone, a number of events are being held on campuses and by student groups across the nation. They'll be considering Russell Kirk's contribution to the meaning...
unexpected lessons from Kirk on Campus event: magnanimity, courtesy, and nobility
During his life, Dr. Russell Kirk championed a set of principles that he labeled the “permanent things”, which included such high ideals as magnanimity, courtesy, and nobility. This past November, the Russell Kirk Center’s inaugural Kirk on Campus event exhibited...
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