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Interview 29 June 2009
The Predicament of the Individual
an interview by the Editors
An interview with James Poulos, editor of the Postmodern Conservative blog.
Interview 16 June 2009
The Freedom to Use Common Sense
an interview by The Editors
An interview with Philip K. Howard, author of Life without Lawyers
Review 2 June 2009
book cover Forgotten Constitutional Founders
Gerald J. Russello
An Incautious Man: The Life of Gouverneur Morris by Melanie Miller (ISI Books 2008, $25.00). Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin by Bill Kauffman (ISI Books 2008, $25.00).
Review 19 May 2009
Marshall McLuhan: Postmodern Grammarian
Joseph P. Duggan
The Classical Trivium: The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of His Time by Marshall McLuhan Edited by W. Terrence Gordon Gingko Press (Corte Madera, Calif.) 356 pp., $39.96 Cloth, 2005. The Medium and the Light: Reflections on Religion by Marshall McLuhan. Edited by Eric McLuhan and Jacek Szklarek Stoddart (Toronto) 219 pp., $22.95 Paper, 1999
Review 3 March 2009
Books in Little
The Editors
Essay 2 March 2009
A Patron Saint of Teachers
James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 2 March 2009
A Formidable Conservative Mind
Austin Bramwell
Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction by Thomas K. McCraw. Belknap Press (Cambridge, Mass.) 736 pp., $35 cloth, 2007
Review 2 March 2009
Six Honest Serving-Men
R. J. Stove
The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students by Jenny L. Presnell. Oxford University Press (New York City) 256 pp., $17.95 paper 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Morality in History and Historiography
Jason Ross
Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the American Civil War by Harry S. Stout. Viking Penguin (New York) 576 pp., $29.95 cloth, 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Toward a Conservative Conservation Movement
Tobias J. Lanz
Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground by Eric T. Freyfogle. Yale University Press (New Haven, Conn.) 302 pp., $37.00 cloth, 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Despotism Justified
Mattei Radu
Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture by Richard Pipes. Yale University Press (New Haven, Conn.) 216 pp., $30.00 cloth, 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Heaven on Earth or Hell’s Dress Rehearsal
Mark Kalthoff
Isaac Newton’s Philosophy of Sacred Space and Sacred Time: An Essay on the History of an Idea by Gregory Gillette The Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, N.Y.) 119 pp., $99.95 cloth, 2007
Essay 2 March 2009
A Foreign Policy for (Probably Not Very Many) Americans
John Willson
Essay 2 March 2009
‘And Therefore as Stranger Give It Welcome’
R. Andrew Newman
Russell Kirk’s Ghostly Fiction Invites Us to Embrace and Live the Mystery

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The twentieth-century conservative is concerned, first of all, with the regeneration of the spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at the highest.

Russell Kirk


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