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Review 29 October 2017
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Steven Knepper
Some Permanent Things by James Matthew Wilson. Wiseblood Books, 2014. Paperback, 156 pages, $16.50.
Essay 29 October 2017
book cover Shining a Light on Dark Deeds
Ashlee Cowles
The Moral Imagination in the Mystery Novels of Sally Wright
Review 22 October 2017
book cover Virgil, Guide to the Perplexed
Brian K. Miller
The Aeneid by Virgil, translated by David Ferry. University of Chicago Press, 2017. Hardcover, 437 pages, $35.
Review 22 October 2017
book cover Lectures on What Can’t Be Taught
Scott Beauchamp
Literature Class by Julio Cortázar. New Directions, 2017. Paperback, 280 pages, $19.
Review 15 October 2017
book cover Mark Twain, Huckster
Bill Kauffman
How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain by Alan Pell Crawford. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. Hardcover, 240 pages, $27.
Review 15 October 2017
book cover Organizing Victory
Kyle Sammin
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary by Walter Stahr. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 768 pages, $35.
Review 8 October 2017
book cover Which Alexander?
Greg Morrison
The First European: A History of Alexander in the Age of Empire by Pierre Briant, Translated by Nicholas Elliott. Harvard University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 496 pages, $35.
Review 8 October 2017
book cover Reclaiming Corrington
Daniel James Sundahl
The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington edited by Allen Mendenhall. University of North Georgia Press, 2017. Paperback, $30.
Review 1 October 2017
book cover Attack of the Theses
J. Kinlaw
Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism by Thomas Albert Howard. Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 216 pages, $40.
Review 1 October 2017
book cover Sharing Nixon’s Ear
John C. Chalberg
Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever by Patrick J. Buchanan. Crown Forum, 2017. Hardcover, 436 pages, $30.
Review 24 September 2017
book cover Bridging the Gap to Patrick Henry
Jordan M. Poss
Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty by Jon Kukla. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 592 pages, $35.
Review 24 September 2017
book cover The Happy Skeptic
Hayes Bierman
Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father by Thomas S. Kidd. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 288 pages, $30.
Review 17 September 2017
book cover Transylvanian Dreams and Nightmares
Greg Morrison
Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Valdimar Ásmundsson, Translated by Hans Corneel de Roos. Overlook Press, 2017. Hardcover, 320 pages, $30.
Review 17 September 2017
book cover A French Murder and Its Aftermath
Eve-Alice Roustang
Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes by Ivan Jablonka. Paris: Le Seuil, 2016. Paperback, 400 pages, €21.

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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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