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Review 10 September 2017
book cover Burning River: Glimpses from the Banks of the Cuyahoga
Will Hoyt
Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, 2nd Edition, edited by Richie Piiparinen and Anne Trubek. Belt Publishing, 2014. Paper, 272 pages, $20. The Akron Anthology, edited by Jason Segedy. Belt Publishing, 2016. Paper, 211 pages, $20.
Review 10 September 2017
book cover Treasures in the Garden
Matthew M. Robare
The Walled Garden: Poems by Andrew Thornton-Norris. CreateSpace, 2011, 2015. Paper, 74 pages, $7.
Books in Little 10 September 2017
book cover Books in Little: Philosophy for Life
Frank Freeman
On Life and Death by Cicero. Translated by John Davie. Oxford University Press, 2017. Paper, 261 pages, $17.
Review 3 September 2017
book cover Recovering Thoreau
John Byron Kuhner
Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls. University of Chicago Press, 2017. Hardcover, 640 pages, $35.
Review 3 September 2017
book cover A Great Story, Almost
Ben Reinhard
Beren and Lúthien by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. Hardcover, 288 pages, $30.
Interview 27 August 2017
book cover The Book Doesn’t Change, But the Reader Does
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with Daniel Moran, author of Creating Flannery O’Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers (2016).
Books in Little 27 August 2017
book cover Books in Little: A Literate Lawyer
Jason Jewell
Of Bees and Boys: Lines from a Southern Lawyer by Allen Mendenhall. Red Dirt Press, 2017. Paperback, 76 pages, $12.95.
Interview 22 August 2017
book cover A Righteous Republic?
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
We interview Yale professor Philip Gorski on his recent book American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present.
Review 20 August 2017
book cover Destroying an ‘Evil Empire’
André P. DeBattista
A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century by Paul Kengor. ISI Books, 2017. Hardcover, 638 pages, $23.66
Review 13 August 2017
book cover Diana Trilling’s Search for a Hero
Carl Rollyson
The Untold Journey: The Life of Diana Trilling by Natalie Robins. Columbia University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 424 pages, $33.
Essay 13 August 2017
book cover Schiller and the Two Drives of the Person
Pedro Blas González
González looks at lessons for today's postmodern culture in the German Romantic's On the Aesthetic Education of Man.
Review 6 August 2017
book cover The Lost Great Modernist
Adam Schwartz
David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet by Thomas Dilworth. Jonathan Cape, 2017. Hardcover, 432 pp., $15.
Review 6 August 2017
book cover Liar or Fake, and Other Clarifying Questions
Richard Cocks
Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays by Roger Scruton. Devon: Notting Hill Editions, 2017. Hardcover, 208 pages, $12.89.
Review 1 August 2017
book cover The Soul of Man Under Socialism
André P. DeBattista
The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi, translated by Deborah Smith. Grove Press, 2017. Hardcover, 256 pages, $25.

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The conservative believes that the individual is foolish, although the species is wise; therefore, unlike the confident intellectual, he declines to undertake the reconstruction of society and human nature.

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