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Russell KirkAmerican Conservative$
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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

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

Bradley J. Birzer

University Press of Kentucky

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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