What is Social Justice?

The video was recorded at Midland, Michigan’s Northwood Institute (now Northwood University) June 27, 1991. It is in black and white and not very good quality. But it’s far better than nothing. As well, those interested can read a 1954 article by Dr. Kirk about Social Justice that appeared in the Review of Politics, posted at stormfields.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/rak-social-justice-1954.pdf.

What is Social Justice? from The Russell Kirk Center on Vimeo.


In this talk Dr. Kirk tells two of his favorite tales..the story of Jingo Cracky and the story of the arrival of the buglar-butler, Clinton Wallace. Clinton was much beloved and often difficult. But he would have laid down his life any time for the Kirk daughters. He is the model for the flawed–but redeemed–hero in Dr. Kirk’s tale “A Long, Long Trail A-Winding.” Requiescat in pacem.