Revolution Defined

By |2014-03-24T11:29:17-05:00April 12th, 2012|Categories: American Republic, Revolution, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

The following excerpts are from the chapter A Revolution Not Made, but Prevented in Kirk’s book Rights & Duties: Reflections on Our Conservative Constitution. Our excerpter, Darrin Moore, suggests—like a sommelier—that the reader might find The Beatles counter-revolutionary tune Revolution a perfect pairing to this article if one hopes for Kirk’s ideas to “ferment in the [...]

Russell Kirk On the American and French Revolutions

By |2016-07-26T15:27:56-05:00April 6th, 2012|Categories: American Republic, Revolution, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

The long heritage of ideas, principles, norms and traditions that conservatives have sought to conserve since the age of Edmund Burke were magnificently chronicled in the groundbreaking book The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk. In his book The Roots of American Order, Kirk traced the rich heritage of Western Civilization farther back through London to ancient Rome, [...]

Russell Kirk: Champion of the Permanent Things

By |2014-01-21T14:25:57-06:00March 8th, 2012|Categories: Conservatism, Permanent Things, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

It seems everybody is looking for better answers to today’s problems; we want a revelation. But the problem is; we are reluctant to accept the superior answers and revelations which have already been ratified by the entire human experience. Although there are no shortcuts to wisdom, in this Information Age, the House of Wisdom [...]

The Prophet of Conservatism: Russell Kirk

By |2014-01-21T14:52:48-06:00February 4th, 2012|Categories: Conservatism, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

The son of a locomotive engineer, Kirk was raised alongside the railroad tracks in Plymouth, Michigan, however he would come to see—and would see more deeply than most—many facets of America’s society. He would work in factories for Henry Ford, in the military for Uncle Sam, in academia for behemoth universities, and among the [...]

Books That Make Us Human: Darrin Moore

By |2014-01-10T14:33:32-06:00October 12th, 2011|Categories: Books, Jean-Jacques Rousseau|Tags: |

Albert Jay Nock, with some trepidation, popularized Ralph Adams Cram’s theory that the immense majority of homo sapiens is not human, but are merely the raw material out of which the occasional human is produced. Tocqueville believed, “that in a few minds and far between, an ardent, inexhaustible love of truth springs up, self-supported, [...]

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