Many are rightly thrilled that Russell Kirk’s centenary is bringing renewed attention to one of the principal founders of the conservative movement. The author of The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot and “From the Academy” columnist for NR’s first 25 years, among so many other things, Kirk is the subject next week of what looks like a terrific panel, The Challenge of Contemporary Conservatism: Russell Kirk and the Populist Moment, at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on Thursday, November 15th.
NRI will be co-hosting this, as well as another Kirk event in NYC, and its fellows Kathryn Jean Lopez and John O’Sullivan will participate as panelists. So will Acton Institute founder Father Robert Sirico and Hope political science Professor Jeffrey Polet. The forum begins at 7 p.m. at the Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts on Hope’s campus. It’s free, but if you wish to attend please register here. (And whether you can or can’t attend, do read up on the Kirk Legacy with John J. Miller’s recent National Review article, “Russell and Annette.”)