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Review 8 February 2016
book cover At Long Last
Benjamin G. Lockerd
The Poems of T. S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 2 volumes, 1344 + 688 pages, $45/$40.
Essay 7 February 2016
book cover The Courage of Lewis and Clark
Pedro Blas González
González reflects on the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to consider their effect on history and their surprisingly effective work in “existential ethnography.”
Editorial 2 February 2016
Editor’s Note: Conservatism in Disarray
Review 1 February 2016
book cover The Multifaceted Kirk
Spencer Case
Russell Kirk: American Conservative by Bradley J. Birzer. University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Hardcover, 608 pp., $35.
Review 24 January 2016
book cover Too Much Reality?
Martyn Wendell Jones
Amends: A Novel by Eve Tushnet. CreateSpace, 2015. Paper, 330 pages, $14.
Review 24 January 2016
book cover A Circle of Instigators
Adam Schwartz
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015. 644 pp., $35.00 cloth.
Review 17 January 2016
book cover The Start of the Division of Europe
John Lukacs
After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe by Michael Jones. New American Library, 2015. Hardcover, pp. 374, $28.
Review 17 January 2016
book cover A Lived, not ‘Living’ Constitution
Steven H. Aden and Josiah A. Aden
The Constitution: An Introduction by Michael S. Paulsen and Luke Paulsen. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 368 pages, $30.
Interview 10 January 2016
book cover After Consensus Ends
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with James Piereson, author of the new book, Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order.
Review 10 January 2016
book cover The Warrior for Free Government
Francis P. Sempa
Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government By Larry P. Arnn. Nelson Books, 2015. Hardcover, 376 pp., $23.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Creating in Community
Ashlee Cowles
Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings by Diana P. Glyer. Kent State University Press, 2015. Paperback, 224 pages, $19.
Best of the Bookman 3 January 2016
image A Poet Aware of the Past
Thomas Molnar
Most Ancient of All Splendors, by Johann Moser. Sophia Institute Press, 1989. Hardcover, 94 pages, $15.
Best of the Bookman 20 December 2015
book cover An Anti-Utopian Life
Kevin J. McNamara
Isaiah Berlin: A Life, by Michael Ignatieff. New York: Owl Books, 1999. Paper, 356pp., $16.
On Letters and Essays 6 December 2015
book cover On What Is Not Found in English Departments
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on state of the university English department after reading an essay by Joseph Epstein.

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Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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