Russell Kirk
#2918 Overall Influence

Russell Kirk

American political theorist and writer


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Russell Amos Kirk was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, and literary critic, known for his influence on 20th-century American conservatism. His 1953 book The Conservative Mind gave shape to the postwar conservative movement in the U.S. It traced the development of conservative thought in the Anglo-American tradition, giving special importance to the ideas of Edmund Burke. Kirk was considered the chief proponent of traditionalist conservatism. He was also an accomplished author of Gothic and ghost story fiction.

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Duke University
Duke University

Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Michigan State University
Michigan State University

Public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews

University in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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#307 World Rank #192 USA Rank
Political Science
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#13727 World Rank #5880 USA Rank