Writings of Kirk and Buckley

Set in Dutch Barn Library at Russell Kirk Center, the guests talked about the history of the modern conservative political movement in the… read more

Set in Dutch Barn Library at Russell Kirk Center, the guests talked about the history of the modern conservative political movement in the U.S. through the life and writings of Russell Kirk and William F. Buckley. They will discuss why the authors wrote, who read their works, and what influence they had on the 1960s and 1970s. They will also respond to audience telephone calls. Scenes of downtown Mecosta, Kirk’s grave and Hillsdale College will be featured. In addition, video clips of Kirk and Buckley together, Kirk with Arthur Schlesinger, Buckley speaking about Kirk, and Kirk at a Piety Hall seminar will be shown.

The third hour of the program will be an interview with William F. Buckley Jr. taped at Mr. Buckley’s home in Stamford, CT. He talked about the history of the conservative movement and conservative political thought in America. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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170896-1
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C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Mecosta, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2002
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2002

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  • Jun 30, 2002 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 05, 2002 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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