A Choice Not An Echo

By |2015-08-15T16:36:29-05:00November 4th, 2012|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Conservatism, Russell Kirk|Tags: , |

One of the little known aspects of recent American history is that Russell Kirk served as one of Barry Goldwater’s most important intellectual advisors, 1959-1964. The two talked frequently, met frequently, and strategized frequently. In private and public, Goldwater acknowledged Kirk’s role a number of times. Only recently, however, did I discover that Kirk wrote [...]

Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture: Younger than Sin

By |2017-06-20T15:03:11-05:00November 22nd, 2010|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Catholicism, Conservatism|Tags: |

Crouched on the side of Notre Dame Avenue, visually eclipsed by the splendor of the Golden Dome, McKenna Hall is about as unprepossessing a building as you could imagine. Yet this past weekend, hundreds of scholars, professors, and students shook down the thunder from the sky within the drab enclosure of its walls. From November [...]

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