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Review 30 November 2014
book cover How Dwight Became Dwight
R. J. Stove
Dwight Macdonald on Culture: The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered by Tadeusz Lewandowski. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2013. Hardcover, 149 pages, $41.
Best of the Bookman 30 November 2014
image The Old French Wars
Regis Courtemanche
Arms for Empire: A Military History of the British Colonies in North America, 1607–1763, by Douglas B. Leach. Macmillan (Macmillan Wars of the United States), 1973. 556 pp., $14.95.
Best of the Bookman 25 November 2014
book cover Eric Voegelin: A Philosopher’s Journey
J. M. Porter
“In our institutionalized society, it is indeed a phenomenon to have created a philosophic school without a graduate school as a base.” This 1978 essay from our archives looks at three distinct stages in the development of the thought of this key political philosopher.
Best of the Bookman 24 November 2014
image The Middling Mind
Stephen Tonsor
The Politics of the Center: The Juste Milieu in Theory and Practice, France and England, 1815–1848, by Vincent E. Starzinger, with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Books, 1991. Paperback, 181 pages, $19.95.
Best of the Bookman 16 November 2014
book cover Modesty Is the Best Policy
Kara Björklund
A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue by Wendy Shalit. The Free Press, 1999. Cloth, 291 pp., $24. What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman by Danielle Crittenden. Simon and Schuster, 1999. Cloth, 202 pp., $23.
Essay 16 November 2014
image Meeting Stalin’s Challenge
Francis P. Sempa
Kennan, Lippmann, Burnham, and the Great Strategy Debate in the Early Cold War Years
On Essays and Letters 9 November 2014
book cover “The World’s Last Night”
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on a provocative essay by C. S. Lewis on the End and suggests that a true apocalyptic actually rescues the dignity of each human being.
Essay 9 November 2014
book cover Caesar, princeps, Augustus, god
Matthew M. McGowan
The shifting identities of Rome’s first emperor
Review 3 November 2014
book cover Anti-Catholicism and Manifest Destiny
Patrick W. Carey
Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War by John C. Pinheiro. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 256 pages, $45.
Essay 3 November 2014
book cover Homo Economicus, Absurdus, or Viator?
Giovanni Patriarca
A Brief Philosophical Journey into Modernity.
Essay 27 October 2014
book cover Why the Exorcist Endures
Mark Judge
More than forty years after its release, one film still has more power than most films in the horror genre because it speaks to a category of dehumanization that is now taboo in American culture.
Essay 26 October 2014
book cover Time and Permanence in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
Pedro Blas González
In my beginning is my end.... … to be restored, our sickness must grow worse. —T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Review 26 October 2014
book cover The Philosophies of the Modern Era and the Catholic Church
Mark Pestana
The Church and the Culture of Modernity by Richard Divozzo. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback, 404 pages, $13.73.
Review 19 October 2014
book cover Educational Reform: Back to the Future
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow: The Impact of Global Exponential Trends on Education in the 21st Century By Ted McCain, Ian Jukes, and Lee Crockett. Corwin, 2010. Paperback, 184 pages, $33.

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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.

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