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Review 23 July 2017
book cover A Forgotten Hero of the War
Robert Huddleston
Fighter Pilot by L. C. Beck. [Wetzel 1946] Kessinger Publishing, 2010. Paperback, 200 pages, $20.
Review 16 July 2017
book cover The Whole Truth
Benjamin G. Lockerd
How to Be a Conservative by Roger Scruton. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Hardcover, ix + 195 pages, $20.50.
Review 16 July 2017
book cover The Real, Imagined
Jeremy A. Kee
Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo by Mark C. Taylor. Columbia University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 344 pages, $26.
Review 9 July 2017
book cover The Two Hoovers
John C. Chalberg
Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye. Simon and Schuster, 2016. Hardcover, 551 pages, $32.50.
Review 9 July 2017
Grimm book cover From Hungary to the Outback
Karl Schmude
Flight from the Brothers Grimm: A European-Australian Memoir by Valerie Murray. Sydney: Books Unleashed, 2016. Paperback, 184 pages, Aust.$20.
Review 2 July 2017
book cover A Life Told by a Critic
Carl Rollyson
William Faulkner: A Life through Novels by André Bleikasten, translated by Miriam Watchorn with the collaboration of Roger Little. Indiana University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 511 pages, $50.
Review 2 July 2017
book cover A Window on a Vanishing World
Emőke Dénes
Comrade Baron: A Journey through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy by Jaap Scholten. Helena History Press, 2016. Paperback, 404 pages, $24.
Review 25 June 2017
book cover How to Implement First Principles
Karl C. Schaffenburg
The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It by Timothy Sandefur. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 267 pages, $26.
On Letters and Essays 25 June 2017
Fr. Schall On the Human Art of Cooking
James V. Schall, S.J.
Fr. Schall reflects on cooking, and eating, inspired by a new family cookbook assembled by Anne Husted Burleigh.
Review 18 June 2017
book cover The Epistolary Petrarch
A. M. Juster
Selected Letters: Volumes I & II by Francesco Petrarca, translated and edited by Elaine Fantham. Harvard University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 800 + 816 pages, $30 + $30.
Review 18 June 2017
book cover A New Look at Ransom’s ‘Land’
Mark G. Malvasi
Land!: The Case for an Agrarian Economy by John Crowe Ransom. Edited by Jason Peters, with an Introduction by Jay T. Collier. University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Cloth, 156 pages, $25.
Review 11 June 2017
book cover Constitutionalism, Both Good and Horrid
Stephen B. Presser
Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century by Geoffrey R. Stone. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017. Cloth, 669 pages, $35.
Essay 11 June 2017
book cover Novak’s ‘Moral Clarity’ Revisited
Francis P. Sempa
Sempa looks back on the arguments and influence of Michael Novak’s influential 1983 essay on nuclear deterrence.
Review 4 June 2017
book cover In the Ruins, Hope
Bruce P. Frohnen
The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher. Sentinel, 2017. Hardcover, 272 pages, $25.

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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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