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Review 4 June 2017
book cover Elites and the Future of France
Eamon Moynihan
Le crépuscule de la France d’en haut by Christophe Guilluy. Flammarion, 2016. Paper, 253 pages, $45.
Essay 28 May 2017
Peter Lawler Peter Augustine Lawler, RIP
Bruce P. Frohnen
Bruce Frohnen helps the Bookman honor and say farewell to a longtime friend, Peter Augustine Lawler (1951–2017).
Essay 28 May 2017
book cover Wilmer Mills: The Poet as Maker
Steven Knepper
An introduction to and appreciation of the work of the modern agrarian poet Wilmer Mills (1968–2011).
Review 21 May 2017
book cover ‘It Was the End of Solo Singing’
Eve Tushnet
The Cypresses Believe in God by José María Gironella. Ignatius, [1953] 2005. Paper, 900 pages.
Review 21 May 2017
book cover Thirteen Ways of Looking at Wallace Stevens
Daniel James Sundahl
The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens by Paul Mariani Simon & Schuster, 2016. Hardcover, 483 pages, $30.
Review 15 May 2017
book cover American Imperialism and Its Discontents
Carl Rollyson
The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire by Stephen Kinzer. Henry Holt, 2017. Hardcover, 306 pages, $28.
Review 14 May 2017
book cover A Fine Closet of Curiosities
David J. Davis
In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century’s Most Inquiring Mind by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. Norton, 2015. Hardcover, 352 pages, $27.
Review 7 May 2017
book cover Doing Justice to Complexity
Scott Beauchamp
Coleridge and the Conservative Imagination by Alan P. R. Gregory. Mercer University Press, 2003. Hardcover, 300 pages, $35.50.
Review 7 May 2017
book cover Ringing the Alarm for Hope
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World by Charles J. Chaput. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. Hardcover, 288 pages, $26.
Review 30 April 2017
book cover Holding on to Hope
Jeremy Kee
Out of the Ashes by Anthony Esolen. Regnery Publishing, 2017. Hardcover, 203 pages, $18.
Review 29 April 2017
book cover Robert F. Kennedy and Our Times
Jason K. Duncan
Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye. Random House, 2016. Hardcover, 580 pages, $32.
Review 23 April 2017
book cover Searching for the Christian Mind
Christopher Butynskyi
Liberal Learning and the Great Christian Traditions. Edited by Gary W. Jenkins and Jonathan Yonan. Pickwick Publications, 2015. Paperback, 168 pages, $22.
Review 23 April 2017
book cover The Complex War Legacy of FDR
Francis P. Sempa
1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History by Jay Winik. Simon & Schuster, 2015. Hardcover, 656 pages, $35.
Review 17 April 2017
book cover Digital and the Return of the Real
Gracy Olmstead
The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax. PublicAffairs, 2016. Hardcover, 304 pages, 25.

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The ... conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of 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 its highest.

Russell Kirk

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