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Review 29 March 2007
Conservatives and the Environmental Question
Tobias Lanz
Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists; A Conservative Manifesto by Peter Huber. Basic Books (New York, New York), 224 pp., $15.00 paper, 1999. The Greening of Conservative America by John R. E. Bliese. Westview Press (Boulder, Colorado), 339 pp., $33.00 paper, 2001.
Editorial 29 March 2007
Editor’s Note: Awakening the Moral Imagination
Review 29 March 2007
The Halls of Unlearning
David J. Bobb
The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses, by Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate. The Free Press (1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020), 415 pp., $27.50 cloth, 1998.
Review 29 March 2007
Practical Fantasy
Gilbert Meilaender
Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination by Vigen Guroian. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 198 pp., $22.00 cloth.
Review 29 March 2007
Practical Atheism
Michael P. Federici
The Way of the (Modern) World: Or, Why It’s Tempting to Live As If God Doesn’t Exist by Craig M. Gay. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (255 Jefferson Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503), 338 pp., 1998.
Review 27 March 2007
book cover Metaparody
Bruce S. Thornton
Postmodern Pooh by Frederick Crews, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York), 175pp, $22.00 cloth, 2001.
Essay 27 March 2007
Are Fish Good for the Brain?
James V. Schall, S. J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 27 March 2007
Stubborn Myths
Glenn W. Olsen
Those Terrible Middle Ages! Debunking the Myths, by Régine Pernoud, translated by Anne Englund Nash. Ignatius Press (San Francisco, California) 179 pp., $12.95 paper, 2001.
Review 21 March 2007
Books in Little
Gerald J. Russello
Review 21 March 2007
On Russian Conservatism
William Anthony Hay
Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture by Richard Pipes. Yale University Press (New Haven, Connecticut), 216 pp., $30.00 cloth, 2006.
Review 21 March 2007
American Conservative
Joseph R. Fornieri
Political Philosophy and Cultural Renewal: Collected Essays by Francis Graham Wilson, edited by H. Lee Cheek, Jr., M. Susan Power, and Kathy B. Cheek Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, New Jersey) 263 pp., $49.95 cloth, 2001.
Review 21 March 2007
Looking Behind the Mask
Sally Cook
Masquerade by Joseph S. Salemi. Pivot Press (Expansive Poetry Online Bookstore), 84 pp., $12.00 paper, 2005.
Review 21 March 2007
Toward a New Kind of History
Lee Congdon
Remembered Past: John Lukacs on History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge A Reader by John Lukacs (edited by Mark G. Malvasi and Jeffrey O. Nelson). ISI Books (Wilmington, Delaware), 922 pp., $30.00 cloth, 2005.
Review 21 March 2007
A Placid Portrait of the Enlightenment
Christopher O. Blum
The Enlightenment & the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture by Louis Dupré. Yale University Press (New Haven, Connecticut), 397 pp., $25.00 paper, 2004.

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