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Bradley J. Birzer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813166186

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.001.0001

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A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age

A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age

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(p.169) 5 A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age
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Russell Kirk
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Bradley J. Birzer

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0005

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 nonideological journal of thought and scholarship, Modern Age, only to be thwarted by bigotry and editorial disagreements with the publisher.

Keywords:   republic of letters, Modern Age, Leo Strauss, Robert Nisbet, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O’Connor, Eric Voegelin, Henry Regnery, Midwest, David Collier

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