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Review 18 March 2018
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Charles Fain Lehman
The Machinery of Criminal Justice by Stephanos Bibas. Oxford University Press, 2012, 2015. Paperback, 320 pages, $29.
Review 18 March 2018
book cover The Judges’ Law Book: A Major Study of John Selden
W. Bradford Littlejohn
John Selden and the Western Political Tradition by Ofir Haivry. Cambridge University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 518 pages, $100.
Review 11 March 2018
book cover Everything You Think You Know About Fascism Is Wrong
Scott Beauchamp
The Age of Secularization by Augusto Del Noce, translated by Carlo Lancellotti. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. Paperback, 304 pages, $35.
Essay 11 March 2018
book cover Who Is Blackford Oakes?
William F. Meehan III
Meehan introduces or reintroduces readers to the protagonist of William F. Buckley Jr.’s classic Cold War spy novels—an unambiguous good guy.
Review 11 March 2018
book cover Rousseau’s Reactionary Disciple
Greg Morrison
Memoirs from Beyond the Grave: 1768–1800 by François-René de Chateaubriand, translated by Alex Andriesse. New York Review Books Classics, 2018. Softcover, 584 pages, $20.
Essay 4 March 2018
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Bruce P. Frohnen
“Any report card on the Trump Presidency must begin by recognizing the great progress he has made in undermining the power and legitimacy of our progressive elites.”
Review 4 March 2018
book cover A Little More Crafty
Gracy Olmstead
Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts by Alexander Langlands. W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. Hardcover, 352 pages, $27.
Review 4 March 2018
book cover Waltharius and the Epic Quest for Epic Poetry
A. M. Juster
Waltharius edited and translated by Abram Ring. Peeters, 2016. Paperback, 198 pages, $63.
Review 25 February 2018
book cover Political Thinking from the Hillbilly Thomist
Karl C. Schaffenburg
A Political Companion to Flannery O’Connor edited by Henry T. Edmonson III. The University Press of Kentucky, 2017. Hardcover, 398 pages, $60.
Review 25 February 2018
book cover To Hear a Baby Crying
Jake Meador
Water at the Roots: Poems and Insights of a Visionary Farmer by Philip Britts. Plough Publishing House, 2018. Paperback, 179 pages, $16.
Review 25 February 2018
book cover A New, Old Way to Learn Latin
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Learning Latin the Ancient Way: Latin Textbooks from the Ancient World by Eleanor Dickey. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Softcover, 197 pages, $30.
Review 18 February 2018
book cover The Wonder of Medieval Europe
Timothy D. Lusch
The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones. Viking, 2017. Hardcover, 448 pages, $30.
Review 18 February 2018
book cover Keeper of the Cosmopolitan Flame
Gilbert NMO Morris
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey Stewart. Oxford University Press, 2018. Hardcover, 932 pages, $30.
Review 18 February 2018
book cover What Popper Saw in Churchill
Daniel J. Mahoney
The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty: A View from Europe by João Carlos Espada. Routledge, 2016. Hardcover, 212 pages, $149.95.

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A “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”

Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954


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