Russell Kirk

by Jonathan Hamilton

If you’ve never read Russell Kirk, I’d encourage you to consider it. I’ve recently started into his best known book, The Conservative Mind, and am finding thoughtful conservatism well worth the effort and time necessary to grasp it.

From the Russell Kirk Center website:

For more than forty years, Russell Kirk was in the thick of the intellectual controversies of his time. He is the author of some thirty-two books, hundreds of periodical essays, and many short stories. Both Time and Newsweek have described him as one of America’s leading thinkers, and The New York Times acknowledged the scale of his influence when in 1998 it wrote that Kirk’s 1953 book The Conservative Mind “gave American conservatives an identity and a genealogy and catalyzed the postwar movement.”

Though Kirk passed away in 1994, the beautiful Kirk home and library are still maintained in Mecosta, MI. If you ever get the chance to visit, it is well worth the trip.

Here are some photos from our recent visit:

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