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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.
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.

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