I am shooting an online educational series for The Lost College. This is an interview with one of the teachers about his book, 'Essays on Modernity' published by Tower Press Books.
The phrase “permanent things” occurred in a broadcast talk T. S. Eliot gave in 1937 which was published in The Listener and appended to his Idea of a Christian Society in 1939. “Conservatism is too often conservation of the wrong things; liberalism a relaxation of discipline; revolution a denial of the permanent things.” The phrase was then popularized by Russell Kirk in his Enemies of the Permanent Things in 1993. Essays on Modernity and the Permanent Things was the subtitle of Tradition during the years of its publication.