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Review 12 November 2017
book cover The Education of Franklin Foer
Stephen Schmalhofer
World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer. Penguin Press, 2017. Hardcover, 272 pages, $27.
Review 12 November 2017
book cover Frederick Turner, Bard and Prophet
Thomas F. Bertonneau
Apocalypse: An Epic Poem by Frederick Turner. The Ilium Press, 2016. Hardcover, 352 pages, $25.
Review 5 November 2017
book cover The McKinley Mystery
Carl Rollyson
President McKinley: Architect of the American Century by Robert W. Merry. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 624 pages, $35.
Books in Little 5 November 2017
book cover Books in Little: The Disaffected
Robert Grano
The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality by Justin Gest. Oxford University Press, 2016. Paper, xiii + 249 pages, $24.95
Review 29 October 2017
book cover Discipline and Desire
Steven Knepper
Some Permanent Things by James Matthew Wilson. Wiseblood Books, 2014. Paperback, 156 pages, $16.50.
Essay 29 October 2017
book cover Shining a Light on Dark Deeds
Ashlee Cowles
The Moral Imagination in the Mystery Novels of Sally Wright
Review 22 October 2017
book cover Virgil, Guide to the Perplexed
Brian K. Miller
The Aeneid by Virgil, translated by David Ferry. University of Chicago Press, 2017. Hardcover, 437 pages, $35.
Review 22 October 2017
book cover Lectures on What Can’t Be Taught
Scott Beauchamp
Literature Class by Julio Cortázar. New Directions, 2017. Paperback, 280 pages, $19.
Review 15 October 2017
book cover Mark Twain, Huckster
Bill Kauffman
How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain by Alan Pell Crawford. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. Hardcover, 240 pages, $27.
Review 15 October 2017
book cover Organizing Victory
Kyle Sammin
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary by Walter Stahr. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 768 pages, $35.
Review 8 October 2017
book cover Which Alexander?
Greg Morrison
The First European: A History of Alexander in the Age of Empire by Pierre Briant, Translated by Nicholas Elliott. Harvard University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 496 pages, $35.
Review 8 October 2017
book cover Reclaiming Corrington
Daniel James Sundahl
The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington edited by Allen Mendenhall. University of North Georgia Press, 2017. Paperback, $30.
Review 1 October 2017
book cover Attack of the Theses
J. Kinlaw
Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism by Thomas Albert Howard. Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 216 pages, $40.
Review 1 October 2017
book cover Sharing Nixon’s Ear
John C. Chalberg
Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever by Patrick J. Buchanan. Crown Forum, 2017. Hardcover, 436 pages, $30.

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The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969


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