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On Essays and Letters 21 April 2014
book cover On Incomprehensibles
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on Pascal’s Pensées and the point of his inescapable incomprehensibles.
Review 13 April 2014
book cover Religious Liberty and the Tragic Approach to Legal Theory
Elizabeth Corey
The Tragedy of Religious Freedom by Marc O. DeGirolami. Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 320 pages, $45.
Review 6 April 2014
book cover Natural Law and the Challenge of Liberal Secularism
Glen Austin Sproviero
Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism by Robert P. George. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2013. Hardcover, 384 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 6 April 2014
Strong Essays on Burke
Francis Canavan, S.J.
Edmund Burke, the Enlightenment and the Modern World, edited by Peter J. Stanlis. Detroit: University of Detroit Press, 1967. 129 pp.
Review 1 April 2014
book cover Rise of the Poster Children
Geoffrey Kabaservice
An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America by Joseph Bottum. Image, 2014. Hardcover, 296 pp. $25.
Essay 30 March 2014
book cover Mackinder, Geography, and History
Francis P. Sempa
The work of the British geographer and geopolitical theorist Halford John Mackinder reminds us that, despite technological progress or ideological factors, the political world is still inseparable from the physical world.
Best of the Bookman 30 March 2014
book cover Defining the Just Society
Haven Bradford Gow
A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1972.
Review 23 March 2014
book cover Reclaiming the Common Mind
Benjamin G. Lockerd
The Common Mind: Politics, Society, and Christian Humanism, by André Gushurst-Moore. Tacoma, WA: Angelico Press, 2013. 251 pages. $25.
Interview 16 March 2014
book cover Repeating Calamities
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Simon Schama about his new book and documentary, The Story of the Jews and recurring attacks on Jewish people and culture. He and Schama also talk about progress in history.
Essay 12 March 2014
image The Stories We Tell—The People We Become (Part 2)
Ted McAllister
Every culture provides a larger story in which to locate one’s self. In the second of two parts, Ted McAllister looks at a third story about America and considers the strengths and flaws of the three.
Essay 9 March 2014
image The Stories We Tell—The People We Become
Ted McAllister
Every culture provides a larger story in which to locate one’s self. In this, the first of two parts, Ted McAllister looks at two of the three primary competing stories Americans tell about themselves. Part Two will look at a third story and consider the strengths and flaws of each.
Review 2 March 2014
book cover Small Towns Can Be Big Stages
Will Hoyt
Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future by Robert Wuthnow. Princeton University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 498 pages, $35.
Best of the Bookman 2 March 2014
Can America Find Order?
Donald A. Zoll
An Unsettled People: Social Order and Disorder in American History, by Rowland Berthoff. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.
Review 23 February 2014
book cover Unveiling the Obvious
Mark Anthony Signorelli
The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart. Yale University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 376 pages, $25.

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The survival of any culture, or of the material fabric of civilization, requires vigorous imagination and readiness to sacrifice. By dullness and complacency are intellectual and social orders undone.

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