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Review 22 April 2018
book cover Good Music and Christian Music
Mark Hijleh
Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock by Gregory Alan Thornbury. Convergent Books, 2018. Hardcover, 292 pages. $26.
Review 22 April 2018
book cover The Religion of Human Rights
Addison Del Mastro
The Debasement of Human Rights: How Politics Sabotage the Ideal of Freedom by Aaron Rhodes. Encounter Books, 2018. Hardcover, 280 pages, $28.
Review 22 April 2018
book cover Vandenberg in Full: Babbitt No More
Jon K. Lauck
Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century by Hendrik Meijer. University of Chicago Press, 2017. Hardcover, 448 pages, $35.
Review 15 April 2018
book cover Not Just Another World War Two Book
David De Gregorio
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won by Victor Davis Hanson. Basic Books, 2017. Hardcover, 720 pages, $40.
Review 15 April 2018
book cover The Naked Emperors
Eve Tushnet
Jews Queers Germans: A Novel/History by Martin Duberman. Seven Stories Press, 2017. Paperback, 384 pages, $20.
Essay 15 April 2018
book cover Why We Need Liverpool
William Anthony Hay
Hay invites a reassessment of Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, the long-serving nineteenth-century British Prime Minister.
Review 8 April 2018
book cover Not Only Narnia: Lewis as Political Thinker
Gary L. Gregg II
The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis by Alister E. McGrath. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Paperback, 191 pages, $36. C. S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law by Justin Buckley Dyer and Micah J. Watson. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Paperback, 160 pages, $27.
Review 8 April 2018
book cover An Iron Lady Recast
Chris Butynskyi
Margaret Thatcher: Shaping the New Conservatism by Meredith Veldman. Oxford University Press, 2016. Paperback, 232 pages, $16.95.
Review 8 April 2018
book cover The Evangelical Political Mind
Matthew Stokes
American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism by Matthew Avery Sutton. Belknap Press, 2014 (2017). Paperback, 480 pages, $23.
Review 1 April 2018
book cover A Coat of Varnish
John Byron Kuhner
The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson. W. W. Norton & Company, 2017. Hardcover, 592 pages, $40.
Review 1 April 2018
book cover Zuckerberg’s Philosopher
James Kalb
The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man by Stephen Frederic Dale. Harvard University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 400 pages, $31.
Review 1 April 2018
book cover Sparring Theists
Casey Chalk
Five Proofs of the Existence of God by Edward Feser. Ignatius Press, 2017. Paperback, 336 pages, $20.
Review 25 March 2018
book cover A Liberal Pope for a Conservative Church
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by Ross Douthat. Simon & Schuster, 2018. Hardcover, 256 pages, $26. Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis Is Misleading His Flock by Philip F. Lawler. Regnery Gateway, 2018. Hardcover, 256 pages, $27.
Review 25 March 2018
book cover The Bible Refreshed
Elizabeth Bittner
The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible by Sarah Ruden. Pantheon Books, 2017. Hardcover, 232 pages, $27.

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The ... conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.

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Francis Sempa reviews The Generals in the Spring 2018 issue of Army History.

Matthew Robare reports for ISI on a recent conference held at Harvard on Christianity and liberalism, featuring Bookman contributor Adrian Vermeule.

Gracy Olmstead in The New York Times on whether localism can save American politics.

Michael Dirda writes on why ancient literature still matters and mentions frequent reviewer and University Bookman guest speaker A. M. Juster.

Grant Havers on George Hawley’s new book on the “alt-right.”

Jesse Merriam has a long review of Stephen Presser’s casebook on the history of law teaching, parts of which first appeared in The University Bookman, in Constitutional Commentary.

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