Russell Kirk is one of the most important American conservative thinkers, yet his focus on the imagination, the particular, and rejection of big government and big business placed him at odds with much of the conservative political movement. Instead, Kirk sought to revive what he called the moral imagination, those enduring principles by which individuals and societies can structure their lives. He did this through a narrative method sympathetic to postmodernism, which continues to make him one of the Right’s more interesting figures.
Featuring: Gerald Russello
Gerald Russello is editor of The University Bookman (www.kirkcenter.org), a book review founded in 1960 by Russell Kirk. He has published or edited five books, including The Postmodern Imagination of Russell Kirk and Christianity and European Culture: Selections from the Work of Christopher Dawson. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Hedgehog Review, The Wall Street Journal, American Affairs, Modern Age, The Literary Review, The Review of Politics, and other scholarly and popular publications. A lawyer practicing in New York, he clerked for Justice Daniel J. O’Hern of the New Jersey Supreme Court and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Gerald has been an adjunct professor of the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, and is a trustee of the Philadelphia Society and the Wethersfield Institute. He holds a B.A. in Classics from Georgetown University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
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