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Review 31 December 2017
book cover The High Price of Duty
Daniel McCarthy
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics by Mark Lilla. HarperCollins, 2017. Hardcover, 143 pages, $25.
Review 31 December 2017
book cover The Problem with Liberalism
Ted McAllister
The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017. Hardcover, 226 pages, $24.
Interview 27 December 2017
book cover Great Minds and Humble Servants
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
In this conversation, Philipp Rosemann, general editor of the Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations series, discusses his work to make accessible the work of medieval texts in Latin, and why tradition needs both the major figures and those who help transmit their ideas for new generations.
Review 24 December 2017
book cover What Happened to Blackford Oakes?
William F. Meehan III
A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. by Alvin S. Felzenberg. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 417 pages, $35.
Review 24 December 2017
book cover William F. Buckley, Jr. and His Presidents
G. Tracy Mehan, III
A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. by Alvin S. Felzenberg. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 417 pages, $35.
Review 17 December 2017
book cover Remember the Walking Dead
Timothy D. Lusch
The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War by Peter Guardino. Harvard University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 512 pages, $40.
Review 17 December 2017
book cover Untethered Revolution
Scott Beauchamp
The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775–1848 by Jonathan Israel. Princeton University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 768 pages, $40.
Interview 10 December 2017
book cover Literature as Counterculture
an interview by Allen Mendenhall
Mendenhall talks with Robert P. Waxler, professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a founder of the Changing Lives Through Literature program, about themes in his most recent work, Why Reading Books Still Matters.
Review 10 December 2017
book cover The Enigma of the Black Republican
Kareim Oliphant
The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power by Leah Wright Rigueur. Princeton University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 432 pages, $37.50.
Essay 3 December 2017
book cover One Hundred Years of Communism
Francis P. Sempa
Sempa discusses the history, atrocities, and appeal of communism on the hundredth anniversary of the Russian revolution. He recaps books including the Black Book of Communism, the Gulag Archipelago, and The Harvest of Sorrows.
Review 3 December 2017
book cover The Ambitious Intellectual
Ann-Michele Sproviero
Susan Sontag: the Making of an Icon, Revised and Updated by Carl Rollyson and Lisa Paddock. University Press of Mississippi, 2016. Paperback, 368 pages, $30.
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.

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A “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”

Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954


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