NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Professor Bradley Birzier the author of “American Cicero” joins Mike Church on the DudeMaker Hotline to discuss the father of modern conservatism Russell Kirk and his view on a humble foreign policy.

Bradley J. Birzer is the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in History and Director of the American Studies Program at Hillsdale College, Michigan. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1990) and his Ph.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington (1999).

Fascinated by the intersection of myth and history, he is author of Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson (Christmas 2007), J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth (2003), co-editor of The American Democrat and Other Political Writings by James Fenimore Cooper (2000), and co-author of The American West (2002). Currently on sabbatical (2007-2008 school year), Birzer is writing an intellectual biography of American founding father, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and a comprehensive literary biography of the Inklings.

Birzer is Chairman of the Board of Academic Advisors for the Center for the American Republic in Houston, as well as being co-editor of The Imaginative Conservative.

Books mentioned in this essay may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. Essays by Dr. Birzer may be found here.

Dr. Bradley J. Birzer is co-founder of The Imaginative Conservative and a Senior Contributor. He is the author of Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher DawsonJ.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth, and American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll. He is also author of The Humane Republic: The Imagination of Russell Kirk (forthcoming, University Press of Kentucky). Dr. Birzer also teaches Catholics in the Public Square  for Catholic Courses

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