The Conservative Mind at 60

November 9, 2013


Published in the same year as ISI’s founding, Kirk’s magnum opus The Conservative Mind traced conservative intellectual thinkers in the English and American tradition from the philosopher Edmund Burke to the poet T.S. Eliot. Originally his doctoral thesis at St. Andrews University in Scotland, Kirk’s history quickly became a popular sensation, even gaining warm praise in Time magazine. It would go on to become perhaps the single most formative book of the conservative movement.

But is it still? Does The Conservative Mind maintain its relevance in our own age, when the word “conservative” connotes talk radio and Tea Parties more than a defense of tradition and order?

Watch this enlightening conference in partnership with the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal.

Speakers include Gerald Russello, Prof. Bruce Frohnen, Prof. Gleaves Whitney, and special keynote by Annette Kirk.


Watch the lecture here.

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