First Principles Series Report posted October 30, 2008
The Idea of Change in American Politics: Meaningful Concept or Empty Promise?
When confronted with the suddenly
omnipresent theme of "change" in present-day American politics,
skeptics will likely scoff and say, "Change? So what else is new?"
And well they might, for in fact nothing is more familiar and (dare
one say) more unchanging than the high status accorded to
change in American life.
Still, we are seeing it illustrated
Lecture posted December 13, 1995
The Mystic Chords of Memory: Reclaiming American History
I am delighted to be with you this afternoon and to have a role in
the Heritage Foundation's worthy project of commemorating Russell
Kirk's many contributions to American intellectual life. My own
task today is to explore the subject of historical consciousness in
America -- a subject about which, strange to say, Russell Kirk
actually did not write a great deal, at…