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Russell Amos Kirk was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. His 1953 book, The Conservative Mind, gave shape to the amorphous post-World War II conservative movement. It traced the development of conservative thought in the Anglo-American tradition, giving special importance to the ideas of Edmund Burke. Kirk was also considered the chief proponent of traditionalist conservatism.

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Russell Amos Kirk (October 19, 1918 – April 29, 1994) was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. His 1953 book, The Conservative Mind, gave shape to the amorphous post-World War II conservative movement. It traced the development of conservative thought in the Anglo-American tradition, giving special importance to the ideas of Edmund Burke. Kirk was also considered the chief proponent of traditionalist conservatism.

Roger Scruton - On Russel Kirk

A Thought-Provoking Look at the Roots of Conservatism: Russell Kirk (2004)

Upon completing his studies, Kirk took up an academic position at his alma mater, Michigan State. He resigned in 1959, after having become disenchanted with ...

Would Conservatism's Founder Recognize Conservatism Today? The Life and Thought of Russell Kirk

Brad Birzer has written an outstanding biography of one of the most important figures in the history of American conservatism. We discuss Kirk's sometimes rocky ...

Overview on Russell Kirk & The Conservative Mind

Here Dr. Bradley J. Birzer of Hillsdale College offers thoughtful and intriguing background to Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind by offering insight into the ...

The Conservative Mind: Russell Kirk & William F. Buckley, Jr.: Quotes, Firing Line (2002)

Russell Kirk (October 19, 1918 -- April 29, 1994) was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his ...

The Moral Imagination & The Teaching of Virtue by Russell Kirk

Speech by Russell Kirk. http://catholicaudio.blogspot.com for more audio files.