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Review 26 November 2017
book cover Edwards: From the Beginning of the Right
George H. Nash
Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty by Lee Edwards. ISI Books, 2017. Hardcover, 378 pages, $29.95.
Review 26 November 2017
book cover The Catholic Novel in an Age of Political Correctness
Trevor C. Merrill
Oregon Confetti, by Lee Oser. Wiseblood Books, 2017 Paper, 309 pages, $13.
Review 19 November 2017
book cover First States, then Nation
Richard M. Gamble
The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765–1800 by Aaron N. Coleman. Lexington Books, 2016. Paper, 259 pages, $46.99.
Review 19 November 2017
book cover The Ark of Tradition
Adrian Vermeule
Roman Catholicism and Political Form by Carl Schmitt, translated by G. L. Ulmen. Praeger, (1923) 1996. Hardcover, 112 pages, $94.
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.

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By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.

Russell Kirk


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