TALK: Russell Kirk's 'The Conservative Mind' at 60

Lee Cheek, PhD, will consider the continuing relevance of Russell Kirk's 'The Conservative Mind' 60 years after the book's publication.
When Sep 10, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
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Contact Phone 502-852-8811
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Sixty years ago this summer, Russell Kirk's "The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot" was published. Cataloguing the thoughts of British and American men as eminent conservatives, Kirk offered a clear understanding of conservative principles. The book received immediate acclaim, and Kirk soon became known as the so-called father of American conservatism.

In this free, public McConnell Center lecture, Lee Cheek, PhD, chair of the social sciences department and professor of political science at East Georgia State College, will discuss the continuing relevance of Kirk and his popular publication.

This discussion marks the first of four events in the McConnell Center's 2013 "Milestones of the 20th Century: Democracy in America" public lecture series.

About the Lecturer

Lee Cheek, PhD, is chair of the social sciences department and professor of political science at East Georgia State College. He earned his bachelor's degree and MPA from Western Carolina University, his M.Div. from Duke University and his PhD from Catholic University of America. His scholarly work includes Political Philosophy and Cultural Renewal(2001); Calhoun: Selected Speeches and Writings (Regnery, 2003); Order and Legitimacy (2004) and a critical edition of W. H. Mallock's The Limits of Pure Democracy (2007). He has also published dozens of scholarly articles in academic publications and is a regular commentator on American politics and religion. Cheek is or has been a fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute, the Academy of Philosophy and Letters, the Wilbur Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, the Center for Judicial Studies and the Center for International Media Studies.

Event Location

The event will be held in Chao Auditorium, located on the lower level of the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library (link includes parking information).

About the McConnell Center

The non-partisan McConnell Center offers this event to the public free of charge. The Center's public lecture series was established to assist Kentucky citizens develop a better understanding of the American Constitution and American history and to encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary politics.