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Review 14 June 2015
book cover The Whig Theory of Christianity
Bruce P. Frohnen
Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism by Larry Siedentop. Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 448 pages, $35.
Review 14 June 2015
book cover Virgil Through the Centuries
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
The Last Trojan Hero: A Cultural History of Virgil’s Aeneid, by Philip Hardie. I.B. Tauris, 2014, 256 pp., $35.
Symposium 7 June 2015
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2015)
Bookman Contributors
From Waterloo to Palomar, from children’s fiction to philosophy, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists.
Essay 31 May 2015
book cover Norman Mailer and the End of Journalism
Mark Judge
Judge compares Norman Mailer, a leading light in the New Journalism, to his successors today. Beyond mere bias is a deeper reason for the decline of journalism: the end of journalistic boot camp.
Review 24 May 2015
book cover The Holiness of Hobbitry
Adam Schwartz
Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle-earth by Craig Bernthal. Angelico Press, 2014. Paperback, 316 pages, $17.
Review 24 May 2015
image A Conservative Manifesto for Europe
Alexander Trachta
Zeitgeist & Headwinds: A Conservative Manifesto [Original German: Zeitgeist und Gegenwind—Ein konservatives Manifest] by Florian Stumfall. Hemau, Germany: Tangrintler Medienhaus, 2011. Hardcover, 243 pages, €25.
On Essays and Letters 18 May 2015
book cover On Cocktail Time
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on the Wodehouse novel Cocktail Time and the surprising utility of the word “loopy.”
Interview 18 May 2015
book cover Unequal Victors
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Michael Neiberg about his new book on the 1945 Potsdam Conference that helped shape the postwar world.
Essay 10 May 2015
book cover Why Secular Liberalism Isn’t Liberal
Forfare Davis
John Gray, René Girard, and the return of tribal religion
Essay 10 May 2015
book cover L’Engle’s Conservatism
Jordan J. Ballor
Ballor looks at the nuanced worldview revealed by a newly uncovered passage from a draft of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantasy classic, A Wrinkle in Time and her warnings of the dangers of our pursuit of security.
Review 3 May 2015
book cover A Lively Half-Life
Carl Rollyson
The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams by Phyllis Lee Levin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Hardcover, 544 pages, $35.
Review 3 May 2015
book cover Catholic Principles, American Law
Michael Toth
American Law from a Catholic Perspective: Through a Clearer Lens Edited by Ronard J. Rychlak. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015. Hardcover, 326 pages, $85.
Review 27 April 2015
book cover Five Girls, Two Nations, One Historical Imagination
Jason Morgan
Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura. W. W. Norton, 2015. Hardcover, 352 pages, $28.
Review 27 April 2015
book cover An Unfinished Memoir
Robert Huddleston
Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier’s Secret War, 1942–1945 by Betty Lussier. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2010. Hardcover, 240 pages, $35.

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