The Corner

Kirk’s Halloween

We interrupt this electioneering to note that the Washington Post’s Michael Dirda wrote an article on ghost stories yesterday and prominently discussed the work of Russell Kirk: “I now have no hesitation in agreeing with critic John Pelan that [Kirk] is the greatest American author of ghostly tales in the classic style, at least of the post-World War II era…” My own take on Kirk and ghosts may be read here.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.