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Roots of American Order

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A few years ago I had the honor and pleasure of visiting Piety Hill, the familial home of Russell Amos Kirk and his wife Annette in Mecosta, Michigan. The feelings that sprang up in me...
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Seeking for the roots of order, we are led to four cities: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and Lon­don. In Wash­ing­ton or New York or Chicago or Los Ange­les today, the order which Amer­i­cans expe­ri­ence is...

The West as Anamnesis Western culture itself has served as an anamnesis, an event that brings us back to right reason and reminds us of the sovereignty of the Transcendent....
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The Roots of American Order, by Russell Kirk It is nowadays the fashion to think of these United States as a wholly "invented" polity, as the...
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The Roots of American Order by Russell Kirk. The President of a great American university told me not long ago that most of his...
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Imagine a man travelling through the night, without a guide, thinking continually of the direction he wishes to follow. That is the image of a man in search of order, says Simone Weil: “Such a traveler’s way is...
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by Russell Kirk Seek­ing for the roots of order, we are led to four cities: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and Lon­don.  In Wash­ing­ton or New York or Chicago...

Liberals have a new slogan (new to me, at least). They say, “Protect Our Progress!” According to the Organizing for America website, they recently held a phone bank in North Carolina. The informational page read:

To understand America, do not start with 1787. Or 1776. Or 1492. To understand America—or more precisely the most ancient roots of American order—go back to the second millennium B.C., to the Hebrews. Ancient Israel has had...

Winston Elliott, not atypically, has asked a profound if somewhat inconvenient question (When Is a Change in Government a Duty?) regarding the right to revolution. Inconvenient, that is, given the current disarray of our society...

Russell Kirk and the Roots of American Order Russell Kirk best tells the story of the West in The Roots of American Order. Now in...

As an American Studies major at Hillsdale, I am confronted with this question often. I have to admit that sometimes it is unsettling to think that I often feel incompetent in answering the questions that lies...