Russell Kirk

1918 - 1994

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Russell Amos Kirk (October 19, 1918 – April 29, 1994) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Russell Kirk has received more than 563,257 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Russell Kirk is the 4,021st most popular writer (down from 3,824th in 2019), the 5,429th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,180th in 2019) and the 456th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Russell Kirk ranks 4,021 out of 5,755Before him are Eduard von Keyserling, Maryana Marrash, Pherecrates, Josefina Pla, Juan José Saer, and David Mamet. After him are Arkady Averchenko, Francisco Umbral, Guillermo Arriaga, Daniil Granin, Ippolito Nievo, and Brian O'Nolan.

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Among people born in 1918, Russell Kirk ranks 175Before him are Eric Ericson, Gottfried von Einem, Alfred Bickel, Ted Post, Mike Wallace, and Josef Bradl. After him are Edward Van Dijck, Robert Walker, Anne Shirley, Alexander Galich, Zara Dolukhanova, and André Pilette. Among people deceased in 1994, Russell Kirk ranks 194Before him are Robert Rozhdestvensky, Gozo Shioda, Phoumi Vongvichit, Jim Brown, Carmen McRae, and Paul Xuereb. After him are Aurora Mardiganian, Robert Jungk, Dinah Shore, Lilia Skala, Jānis Krūmiņš, and Lew Hoad.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Russell Kirk ranks 5,429 out of 18,182Before him are Dusty Rhodes (1945), Lauryn Hill (1975), Gary Cole (1956), Robert Henri (1865), Edward Platt (1916), and David Mamet (1947). After him are Nolan Ryan (1947), Zoë Kravitz (1988), Lupe Ontiveros (1942), Daniel J. Boorstin (1914), BD Wong (1960), and Stephen E. Ambrose (1936).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Russell Kirk ranks 456Before him are Camille Paglia (1947), Margaret Weis (1948), William Wharton (1925), Daniel Silva (1960), Tad Williams (1957), and David Mamet (1947). After him are Ivanka Trump (1981), Thomas Friedman (1953), Mary McCarthy (1912), Marilynne Robinson (1943), Cordwainer Smith (1913), and Zane Grey (1872).