Russell Kirk: American Conservative

One of the most important conservatives of the 20th century now has his definitive biography, in Russell Kirk: American Conservative, by Bradley J. Birzer of Hillsdale College.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Birzer describes the life and legacy of Kirk, how he became the first researcher to gain complete access to Kirk’s papers, and what Kirk would think of the conservative movement today, a generation after his death.

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  1. Manny Member

    I will have to listen. I’ve been asked around here what kind of conservative I am, since I guess i seem to defy the regular labels. I would have to say I am a Russel Kirk conservative. For the most part.

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    • November 2, 2015, at 12:49 PM PST
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  2. True Conservative™ Inactive

    I’d love to get my hands on a copy of Lord of the Hollow Dark.

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    • November 3, 2015, at 4:58 AM PST
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  3. Saint Augustine Member

    Augustinian Catholicism. Woo hoo!

    There are also Augustinian Protestant conservatives out there.

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    • November 4, 2015, at 8:04 PM PST
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  4. Saint Augustine Member

    Augustinian sci-fi! Woo hoo!

    Trying to write a little piece in that genre myself.

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    • November 4, 2015, at 8:08 PM PST
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