As the author of The Conservative Mind and other influential books, Russell Kirk stands as a seminal figure in the founding of the modern American conservative movement. More than that, he was a great American man of letters.
And as this volume demonstrates, Kirk was perhaps at his best as an essayist.
The Essential Russell Kirk stands as the first anthology of essays by this sage thinker and eloquent stylist. This volume captures the astonishing breadth and depth of Kirk’s intellectual project. Editor George A. Panichas has made what Chronicles calls a “near-perfect selection” of more than forty essays from Kirk’s vast body of work. It is why The American Conservative declares, “The Essential Kirk lives up to its title.”
This collection of Kirk’s finest essays offers the perfect introduction to a thinker whose wisdom is desperately needed today, and more relevant than ever.