Richard M. Gamble holds the Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Chair in History and Political Science. Before coming to Hillsdale in 2006, he taught for twelve years in the history and honors programs at Palm Beach Atlantic University. In 2003, he spent two terms as a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Journal of Southern History, Orbis, Humanitas, The Intercollegiate Review, and The Independent Review. He is the author of The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation (ISI Books, 2003) and compiler and editor of the forthcoming anthology, The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to be an Educated Human Being (ISI Books, 2007).
Schedule/information for Mecosta Pilgrimage 2007
Depart: Friday, March 30, 2007, 3pm from Dow Parking Lot
Return: Saturday, March 31, 2007, circa 7pm
Friday Dinner: unKirkian fast food en route; to be paid for by students (so, please bring some money!)
Circa 7:30: Friday arrival. Q&A with Annette Kirk; dessert provided by Annette
Full breakfast at The Outback Lodge.
9:30: arrive at the Kirk Library.
10:00: Lecture 1 by Jim Person, “Russell Kirk the Man.”
11:00: Lecture 2 by Dr. Mark Kalthoff, “The Bohemian Tory and the Oxbridge Knights: Wisdom, Mystery, and Faith in the Empire of Science.”
Circa 12:30: Lunch at Piety Hill.
1:30: Formal seminar discussion on Kirk and Hayek. Readings will available at my office, beginning this Thursday (March 15, 2007) afternoon. Please pick up a set before leaving for Spring Break. Hayek’s 1957 piece, “Why I am Not a Conservative,” can be found here.
Circa 3:00: visit Russell Kirk’s grave and depart Mecosta County.
1. Friday-night Lodging: The Outback Lodge
2. Gamble to stay Friday night at Piety Hill.
3. Attire: casual on Friday; business formal on Saturday.
4. Drivers: Brad Birzer; Richard Gamble; Angie Riesterer.
“Ideology cannot be rebuffed by a massive advertising campaign about the virtues of the market economy,” Kirk warned. “Only a grasp of sound moral and political principles, widely diffused, can resist the menaces and promises of fanatic ideology.”
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