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Review 8 June 2014
book cover The Critic as Catalyst
Carl Rollyson
The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915–1987. Edited by Hans Bak. Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 848 pages, $40.
Symposium 3 June 2014
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2014)
Bookman Contributors
From medieval sagas to anti-Communist Japanese surrealist novels, the Civil War campaigns to contemporary fiction, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists. Every year this is one of our most popular features, as the suggestions from our trusted contributors are learned, wide-ranging, and deeply engaged with the questions that face our modern age.
Review 1 June 2014
book cover Evangelicals and Conservatives: On Beyond Worldview
Seth J. Bartee
The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life by Bradley G. Green. Crossway, 2010. Paperback, 192 pages, $17.
Essay 26 May 2014
book cover The Centennial of a Cataclysm: One Life, One Family
Timothy S. Goeglein
On Memorial Day weekend, as we approach the centennial of World War I, Tim Goeglein looks at the life of an individual soldier-poet to help us assess the war’s cost.
Review 25 May 2014
book cover Today’s Totalitarians
Thomas F. Bertonneau
Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime is Flattening America and the West and What to Do About It by James Kalb. Angelico Press, 2013. Paperback, 203 pages, $20.
Review 18 May 2014
book cover America’s Aviation Icons
Robert Huddleston
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom. National Geographic Press, 2013. Hardcover, 464 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 18 May 2014
image Paul Elmer More and the Relevance of Life and Letters
T. John Jamieson
In this essay from 1982, Mr. Jamieson reviews the life and thought of the great Humanist critic turned Christian apologist.
Review 12 May 2014
book cover ‘I Think I Have Made Poetry’
James E. Person Jr.
The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume I: 1886–1920 Edited by Donald Sheehy, Mark Richardson, and Robert Faggen. Harvard University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 811 pages, $45.
Best of the Bookman 11 May 2014
book cover The Problem of Democratic Individualism
Peter Augustine Lawler
In this item from 1988, Peter Augustine Lawler looks at both Tocqueville and Robert Bellah to illuminate the problem of democratic individualism.
Review 4 May 2014
book cover Turner’s Frontier Thesis, Continued
Will Hoyt
The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History by Jon K. Lauck. University of Iowa Press, 2013. Paperback, 166 pages, $35.
Review 4 May 2014
book cover Bully in the Bully Pulpit
John C. Chalberg
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Simon & Schuster, 2013. Hardcover, 928 pages, $40.
Review 30 April 2014
book cover Books in Little
Alexis Carra
Brief reviews of the Hadley Arkes Festschrift, A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics; Eva Brann’s Homage to Americans; and Rodney Stark’s How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity.
Essay 28 April 2014
image The Real Source of Modern Judicial Review
Bruce P. Frohnen
Frohnen looks at the role of ideology and the precedents established by Chief Justice Taney’s decision in the Dred Scott case.
Review 21 April 2014
book cover The Founders’ Founder
W. Bradford Littlejohn
Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. A Critical Edition with Modern Spelling by Richard Hooker, edited by Arthur Stephen McGrade. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Three volumes. Hardcover, 1100 pages, $420.

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Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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