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Kirk, Russell

Works: 356 works in 1,133 publications in 7 languages and 32,823 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Essays  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, wpr, Annotator, Artist
Classifications: B809, 051
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Russell Kirk
The conservative mind : from Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk( Book )

103 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,775 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
The roots of American order by Russell Kirk( Book )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this now 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 "a tale of five cities": Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia."--back cover
The conservative mind : from Burke to Santayana by Russell Kirk( Book )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 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
The American cause by Russell Kirk( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Cause explains in simple language the bedrock principles upon which America's experiment in constitutional self-government is built." "Russell Kirk, whose life and thought was featured recently in C-SPAN's acclaimed "American Writers" series, intended "this little book" to be an assertion of the moral and social principles upholding our nation. Kirk's primer is an aid to reflection on those principles - political, economic, and religious - that have united Americans when faced with challenges and threats from the enemies of ordered freedom." --Book Jacket
Edmund Burke: a genius reconsidered by Russell Kirk( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edmund Burke PC (12 January [NS] 1729[1]? 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro?French Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox. Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism."--Wikipedia
Eliot and his age; T.S. Eliot's moral imagination in the twentieth century by Russell Kirk( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 1,246 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
John Randolph of Roanoke; a study in American politics, with selected speeches and letters by Russell Kirk( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. ed. of: Randolph of Roanoke. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1951. Bibliography: p. 471-478
Modern age( )

in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political principles of Robert A. Taft by Russell Kirk( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSACTION EDITION -- INTRODUCTORY NOTE -- I.A POLITICIAN OF PRINCIPLE -- Taft's Memory -- Ohio Politics -- The Face of the New Deal -- From Cincinnati to Washington -- II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRACY -- First Months in the Senate -- Practical Alternatives -- Debates with T.V. Smith -- A Reputation for Probity -- III. THE STRUGGLE FOR RESPONSIBLE PARTY -- Statesmanship through Partisanship -- A Party in the Wilderness -- Toft's Understanding of Party -- The Republican Dilemma -- IV. LIBERTY UNDER LAW -- The Shadow of the Total State -- Liberty and Order -- Civil Rights and Civil Responsibilities -- Universal Military Training -- The Moral Basis of Freedom -- V. THE RESTRAINT OF POWER -- The Primacy of Justice -- Taft against the Executive Force -- The Contest with President Truman -- Congress and Foreign Affairs -- The United States and Nuremberg Justice -- The Future of Justice and Freedom -- VI. ORGANIZED LABOR AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST -- Justice, Power, and American Labor -- An Enemy of Labor? -- The Freedom of Labor and the Railroad Strike -- The Taft-Hartley Act -- Successful Defense of the Taft-Hartley Act -- An Enduring Work of Equity -- VII. AN ECONOMY HUMANE AND FREE -- The Charitable Society and the Socialist State -- Equality of Opportunity in Education -- The Nation's Health and Socialized Medicine -- Federal Aid in Housing -- The Credo of an Humane Politician -- VIII. A FOREIGN POLICY FOR AMERICANS -- An Isolationist? -- Confronting War and Imperialism -- The Struggle against Communist Arms and Ideology -- Taft in Retrospect -- IX. TAFT AND PERMANENCE -- A TAFT CHRONOLOGY -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
A program for conservatives by Russell Kirk( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1963 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Portable conservative reader by Russell Kirk( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 764 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
Enemies of the permanent things; observations of abnormity in literature and politics by Russell Kirk( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and French and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randolph of Roanoke; a study in conservative thought by Russell Kirk( Book )

12 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Russell Kirk : selected essays by Russell Kirk( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 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's most important progenitors. But as this collection demonstrates, Kirk was perhaps at his best as an essayist. This volume also confirms that Kirk'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's intellectual project by gathering together forty-four of the most masterful of Kirk's essays, along with a unique chronology told in Kirk's own words and a substantial introduction that articulates the deep humanism that animated Kirk'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
Eliot and his age : T.S. Eliot's moral imagination in the twentieth century by Russell Kirk( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though much has been written about T. S. Eliot since it was first published, Eliot and His Age remains the best introduction to the poet's life, ideas, and literary works. It is the essential starting place for anyone who would understand what Eliot was about. Russell Kirk's view of his older friend is sympathetic but not adulatory. His insights into Eliot's writings are informed by wide reading in the same authors who most influenced the poet, as well as by similar experiences and convictions. Kirk elaborates here a significant theory of literary meaning in general, showing how great literary works awaken our intuitive reason, giving us profound visions of truth that transcend logical processes. And he traces Eliot's political and cultural ideas to their true sources, showing the balance and subtlety of Eliot's views. Eliot and His Age is a literary biography that will endure when much of the more recent writing on Eliot is gathering dust
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 571 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)
The politics of prudence by Russell Kirk( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 469 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
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The conservative mind : from Burke to Eliot
The roots of American orderThe American causeEdmund Burke: a genius reconsideredEliot and his age; T.S. Eliot's moral imagination in the twentieth centuryJohn Randolph of Roanoke; a study in American politics, with selected speeches and lettersThe political principles of Robert A. TaftThe Portable conservative readerEnemies of the permanent things; observations of abnormity in literature and politics
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

Рассел Кірк

راسل کرک

راسيل كيرك

러셀 커크

커크, 러셀 1918-1994

カーク, ラッセル



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