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Review 30 August 2015
book cover Who Governs the World?
Flavio Felice
Chi governa il mondo? by Sabino Cassese. Bologna: il Mulino, 2013. Paperback, 138 pages, $21.57. English edition: The Global Polity: Global Dimensions of Democracy and the Rule of Law. Sevilla: Global Law Press/Editorial Derecho Global, 2012. Etext, free.
Review 23 August 2015
book cover A Terrible Beauty
Michael Warren Davis
Displacement by Derek Turner. Endeavour Press, 2015. E-book, 1054 Kb, $3.
Best of the Bookman 23 August 2015
Resisting Delusions
John Lyon
Chance or Reality and Other Essays by Stanley L. Jaki. University Press of America, 1986. 258 pp., $14.50 paper.
Review 16 August 2015
book cover A Literary Bloodhound Tracks Eliot
Lee Oser
Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land by Robert Crawford. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015. Hardcover, 493 + xvi pages, $35.
Review 16 August 2015
book cover Learning What We Don’t Know
Allen Mendenhall
The Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World by Robert P. Waxler. Bloomsbury, 2014. Paper, 191 pages, $30.
Review 9 August 2015
book cover The Heritage of Ta-Nehisi Coates
Helen Andrews
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Hardcover, 176 pages, $24.
Review 9 August 2015
book cover An Old Tale, Retold
Pedro Blas González
Grendel by John Gardner. Vintage, 1971, 1989. Paperback, 192 pages, $14.
Review 2 August 2015
book cover A Glimpse of Something Lost
Nathan P. Origer
America Moved: Booth Tarkington’s Memoirs of Time and Place, 1869–1928 by Booth Tarkington, edited by Jeremy Beer. Front Porch Republic Books, 2015. Paperback, 270 pages, $32.
Review 2 August 2015
book cover A Certain Cold Grandeur
Jason K. Duncan
On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller by Richard Norton Smith. Random House, 2014. Hardcover, 842 pages, $38.
Essay 26 July 2015
book cover Terry Castle: The Anti-Paglia
Helen Andrews
What is it that makes The Professor and Other Writings the best American essay collection since Consider the Lobster?
Best of the Bookman 26 July 2015
book cover The Puritan Society: Toward Pluralism
Daniel R. Campbell
The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather by Michael G. Hall. Wesleyan University Press, 1988. xv + 438 pp. $35.
Review 20 July 2015
book cover The Geneaology of Decadence?
Eamon Moynihan
Soumission by Michel Houellebecq. Paris: Flammarion, 2015. Hardcover, 300 pages, $50.
Review 19 July 2015
book cover A Tale of Contagious Enthusiasm
Gene Callahan
How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History’s Greatest Poem. by Rod Dreher. Regan Arts, 2015. Hardcover, 300 pages. $30.
Interview 12 July 2015
Piers Paul Read Dangers to the Soul
an interview by Karl Schmude
A conversation with novelist Piers Paul Read on his work, the state of the Catholic novel, the nature of the family, and more.

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Mere unthinking negative opposition to the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.

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