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Fall 1994

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Fall 1994

Intercollegiate Review

Volume: 30
Number: 1
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The Intercollegiate Review is the magazine for liberty-loving students across America.

Reviving Edumund Burke

Kirk and the Burke Renaissance

Northern Agrarian

Russell Kirk’s “Southern Valor”

The Roots of American Order

Russell Kirk’s Unfounded America

A Conservative Jurisprudence

The Unwritten Constitution and the Conservative’s Dilemma

Beyond the Dreams of Avarice

Russell Kirk on Cultivating the Good Life

No Dismal Scientist

An Economist’s Tribute to Russell Kirk

Sage of Mecosta

Kirk and Italy: A Note on the Relevance of Roman Heritage

Up From the Academy

Prophet of Higher Education

Reviews of Recent Kirk Works

Combating Multiculturalism
Faith in Ruins
The Wandering Seer of Mecosta

A Eulogy

Recovering the “Honors of the West”


Cultural Debris: A Mordant Last Word

Defender of the Permanent Things

Russell Kirk: An Integrated Man
By: Ian Boyd
Russell Kirk as Man of Letters

Enlivening the Conservative Mind

Conservatism at Its Highest
The Conservative Mind Forty Years Later
The Conservative Mind in America

The Armed Doctrine

Russell Kirk and Ideology

Fantasy and the Moral Imagination

Russell Kirk’s Fiction of Enchantment


We need to remind ourselves that men of letters and teachers of literature are entrusted with a social responsibility; they have no right to nihilists or fantastic or neoterists, because the terms on which they hold their trust are conservative. Whatever the immediate political opinions of the guardian of the Word, his first duty is conservative in the larger sense of that adjective: his work, his end, is to shelter and promulgate an inherited body of learning and myth. The man of letters and teacher of literature have no right to be irresponsible dilettantes or reckless iconoclasts; they are placed in their high dignity so that they may preserve the ideas which make all men one. In a time like ours, when the political and religious institutions which kept some continuity in civilization are weaken or broken, the responsibility of the teacher or writer is greater than ever; it is possible that the only tie with the past that will survive our century may be a literary continuity, just as in the ages which followed the collapse of the Roman state.