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Recovering the Conservative Mind

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 explores Kirk’s life from the end of his conscription in 1946 to the publication of his dissertation in 1953. It examines Kirk’s time in Scotland as well as the development of his ideas on ... More


A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Kirk’s friendships with Robert Nisbet, Leo Strauss, Flannery O’Connor, Eric Voegelin, and Ray Bradbury. It also tells the disastrous story of Kirk’s creation and editing of a ... More


Onward, Christian Soldiers: The John Birch Society

Joyce Mao

in Asia First: China and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252711
eISBN:
9780226252858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252858.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the John Birch Society (JBS), which was founded in 1958 by Robert Welch, a candy company executive from Massachusetts. It takes the JBS as a case study of how grassroots ... More


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