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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.
Best of the Bookman 6 December 2015
A Champion of Inherited Culture
William McCann
The Intemperate Professor and Other Cultural Splenetics, by Russell Kirk. Sherwood Sugden and Company, 1988. 143pp. paper, $7.95.
Review 29 November 2015
book cover Kissinger as Political Philosopher
Francis P. Sempa
Kissinger 1923–1968: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson. New York: Penguin Press, 2015. Hardcover, 986 pp., $39.95.
Essay 29 November 2015
book cover Schopenhauer and Postmodern Ethical Affectation
Pedro Blas González
González reminds us of the uncomfortable lessons that the grouch of Danzig could teach our age.
To the Point 22 November 2015
Kirk The Meaning of Capitalism
Russell Kirk
To the Point 22 November 2015
Kirk Our Wisest President
Russell Kirk
Interview 15 November 2015
book cover Why Caesar Was Not Called King
an interview by JP O’Malley
Noted scholar Mary Beard recently spoke to JP O’Malley about Ancient Rome, including the roots of Western concepts of freedom, why Roman history tends to have far greater archival evidence than Greek history, and why Julius Caesar helped lay the foundations for the political geography of modern Europe.
To the Point 15 November 2015
Kirk Why Study Latin?
Russell Kirk
To the Point 15 November 2015
Kirk What’s Relevant? Roman History and Latin Literature
Russell Kirk

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Daniel McCarthy and the case for tariffs, in the New York Times.

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