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Kirk, Russell

Works: 302 works in 937 publications in 3 languages and 30,680 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Essays  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Speaker, wpr, Other, Annotator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Artist
Classifications: B809, 051
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The conservative mind : from Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk( Book )

85 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses philosophers such as John Burke, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Fisher Ames, Sir Walter Scott, George Canning, John C. Calhoun, John Marshall, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Randolph, James Fenimore Cooper, Tocqueville, John Quincy Adams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Disraeli, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, James Russell Lowell, Henry Adams, George Gissing, Arthur Balfour, W.H. Mallock, Irving Babbitt, Paul Elmer More, George Santayana, Sir Henry Maine, and others
Eliot and his age; T.S. Eliot's moral imagination in the twentieth century by Russell Kirk( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first full-length study of Eliot as the "greatest man of letters in his time." The book draws upon Eliot's experience as well as upon his poetry & prose, tracing the links between his life & his writings for the whole of his career
The roots of American order by Russell Kirk( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What holds America together? In this classic work, Russell Kirk describes the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth. Beginning with the Hebrew prophets, Kirk examines in dramatic fashion the sources of American order. His analytical narrative might be called & ldquo;a tale of five cities & rdquo;: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia. For an understanding of the significance of America at the dawn of a new century, Russell Kirk & rsquo;s masterpiece on the history of American civilization is unsurpassable. This edition includes a new foreword by the distinguished historian Forrest McDonald
Edmund Burke: a genius reconsidered by Russell Kirk( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, the liveliest and most accessible one-volume life of Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk ingeniously combines into a living whole the private and the public Burke. He gives us a fresh assessment of the great statesman, who enjoys even greater influence today than in his own time. Russell Kirk was a leading figure in the post-World War II revival of American interest in Edmund Burke. Today, no one who takes seriously the problems of society dares remain indifferent to “the first conservative of our time of troubles.” In Russell Kirk’s words: “Burke’s ideas interest anyone nowadays, including men bitterly dissenting from his conclusions. If conservatives would know what they defend, Burke is their touchstone; and if radicals wish to test the temper of their opposition, they should turn to Burke.” Kirk lucidly unfolds Burke’s philosophy, showing how it revealed itself in concrete historical situations during the eighteenth century and how Burke, through his philosophy, “speaks to our age.” This volume makes vivid the four great struggles in the life of Burke: his efforts to reconcile England with the American colonies; his involvements in cutting down the domestic power of George III; his prosecution of Warren Hastings, the Governor General of India; and his resistance to Jacobinism, the French Revolution’s “armed doctrine.” In each of these great phases of his public life, Burke fought with passionate eloquence and relentless logic for justice and for the proper balance of order and freedom. With sure instinct born of his sympathy and understanding, Kirk gives us the incisive quotation, the illuminating highlight, the moving, all-too-human elements that bring Burke and his age to vivid life. Thanks to Russell Kirk’s skillful evocations, Edmund Burke in these pages becomes our contemporary. “Because corruption and fanaticism assail our era as sorely as they did Burke’s time, the resonance of Burke’s voice still is heard amidst the howl of our winds of abstract doctrine.&rdquo
The conservative mind : from Burke to Santayana by Russell Kirk( Book )

4 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirk defines "the conservative mind" by examining such brilliant men as Edmund Burke, James Fenimore Cooper, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Quincy Adams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Disraeli, Cardinal Newman, George Santayana, and T.S. Eliot. Vigorously written, the book represents conservatism as an ideology born of sound intellectual traditions
Modern age( )

in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic freedom : an essay in definition by Russell Kirk( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Randolph of Roanoke; a study in American politics, with selected speeches and letters by Russell Kirk( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American cause by Russell Kirk( Book )

19 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 127-147: The communist claims
A program for conservatives by Russell Kirk( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1963 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Portable conservative reader( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material by Edmund Burke, T.S. Eliot, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Southey, Macaulay, James Fenimore Cooper, Benjamin Disraeli, John Henry Newman, Walter Bagehot, Henry Adams, Paul Elmer More, Freya Stark, and others
The political principles of Robert A. Taft by Russell Kirk( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and the American college : essays in defense of the humanities by Irving Babbitt( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enemies of the permanent things; observations of abnormality in literature and politics by Russell Kirk( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intemperate professor, and other cultural splenetics by Russell Kirk( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decadence and renewal in the higher learning : an episodic history of American university and college since 1953 by Russell Kirk( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the theory that higher education in America has been on the decline since 1953, the decadence and hopes for renewal in higher learning are examined. The following afflictions are cited as cause for the decline: (1) a purposelessness or loss of the objects of wisdom and virtue; (2) intellectual disorder: all integration and order of knowledge in flux and the "cafeteria-style" curriculum; (3) gigantism in scale; and (4) the weakening of primary and secondary schooling. The afflictions are seen as the products of two fallacies in education. Fallacy One is the notion that the primary purpose of higher learning is to promote utilitarian efficiency; to make people producers and consumers rather than people of knowledge. Fallacy Two is the notion that almost everybody ought to attend college. The chapters are devoted to such themes as "The Overthrow of Standards,""Academic Intolerance,""Universities for Defense and Matrimony,""Withered Authority," and "Academic Freedom and Teachers' Unions." Possible cures for the decline are offered, such as returning to a genuine liberal arts education. A "radical reaction" is called for to revitalize the imagination and the recovery of knowledge. (Lc)
Randolph of Roanoke; a study in conservative thought by Russell Kirk( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's British culture by Russell Kirk( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is an incontestable fact of history that the United States, although a multiethnic nation, derives its language, mores, political purposes, and institutions from Great Britain. The two nations share a common history, religious heritage, pattern of law and politics, and a body of great literature. Yet America cannot be wholly confident that this heritage will endure forever. Declining standards in education and the strident claims of multiculturalists threaten to sever the vital Anglo-American link that ensures cultural order and continuity. In America's British Culture, Russell Kirk offers a brilliant summary account and spirited defense of the culture that the people of the United States have inherited from Great Britain. Kirk's view of culture links high achievement in mind and art with the folkways of a people, the former both growing from and guiding the latter. Within this order he discerns four essential fashions in which the British mind and experience have shaped American culture. The language and literature of England as transmitted to America carried with it a tradition of liberty and order as well as certain assumptions about the human condition and ethical conduct. American common and positive law, being derived from English law, gives fuller protection to the individual than does the legal system of any other country. The American form of representative government is patterned on the English parliamentary system. Finally, there is the body of mores - moral habits, beliefs, conventions, customs - that compose an ethical heritage. Through penetrating considerations of such influences and observers as Burke, Blackstone, Bryce, and Eliot, Kirk shows how the English inheritance has determined the success and stability of the American Republic. His powerfully argued case against multiculturalism points to the intellectual vacuity and betrayal embodied in its destructive hostility toward values of individual liberty and intellectual freedom. Elegantly written and deeply learned, America's British Culture is an insightful inquiry into history and a timely plea for cultural renewal and continuity
The politics of prudence by Russell Kirk( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic title, Kirk outlines ten principles of conservative thought, summarizes ten vital conservative books, and offers brief accounts of ten eminent, internationally important conservatives. This book, written by the founder of twentieth-century conservatism in America, reflects several decades of learning, travel, and practical politics
The essential Russell Kirk : selected essays by Russell Kirk( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the author of The Conservative Mind and other seminal books, Russell Kirk is usually thought of as one of the American conservative political movement{u2019}s most important progenitors. But as this collection demonstrates, Kirk was perhaps at his best as an essayist. This volume also confirms that Kirk{u2019}s was principally a literary and historical conservatism that refused to fit the irreducible complexity of human experience to the requirements of any ideological straitjacket. With The Essential Russell Kirk, literary critic George A. Panichas captures the breadth and depth of Kirk{u2019}s intellectual project by gathering together forty-four of the most masterful of Kirk{u2019}s essays, along with a unique chronology told in Kirk{u2019}s own words and a substantial introduction that articulates the deep humanism that animated Kirk{u2019}s philosophy. The result is a carefully assembled volume that gives us a fuller picture of an extraordinary man and writer, one whose labors had, and continue to have, remarkable repercussions on the American literary and political landscape
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The Portable conservative reader
Alternative Names
Kirk, Russel

Kirk, Russell Amos

Kirk, Russell Amos, 1918-1994

Russell Kirk Amerikaans filosoof

Russell Kirk politologo, filosofo, critico letterario e scrittore statunitense

Russell Kirk US-amerikanischer politischer Theoretiker, Historiker und Sozialkritiker

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Eliot and his age; T.S. Eliot's moral imagination in the twentieth centuryThe roots of American orderEdmund Burke: a genius reconsideredJohn Randolph of Roanoke; a study in American politics, with selected speeches and lettersThe American causeThe Portable conservative readerThe political principles of Robert A. TaftAmerica's British culture