Oct 12, 2021
In Season 5 of the McConnell Center’s Vital Remnants Podcast, we are using Russell Kirk’s The Roots of American Order to explore the historical roots from which America has grown. Rather than focusing on one defining moment, we are exploring America’s inheritance from thousands of years of human history grounded in five key cities—Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia. Each episode relates to a corresponding chapter and includes a conversation with a guest expert that goes beyond the text. Our journey begins in this episode with a conversation between McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg and Dr. Bradley J. Birzer, Professor of History and Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College. The two discuss the purpose of the project, the context and relevance of the book, and Kirk’s meaning of the word "order."
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