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On Essays and Letters 11 January 2015
book cover On Looking for What We Have Been Given
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on the witty and revealing journal entries of Flannery O'Connor on prayer.
Review 5 January 2015
book cover Fruits of Procrastination
William Anthony Hay
One Hundred Letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper Edited by Richard Davenport-Hines and Adam Sisman. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 488 pages, $40.
Review 4 January 2015
book cover Children on the Menu
Craig Bernthal
The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated and edited by Jack Zipes. Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 568 pages, $35.
Editorial 29 December 2014

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Editor’s Note: The Bookman at Its Best
Best of the Bookman 28 December 2014
book cover In Search of Community
Allan Carlson
Community and Tradition: Conservative Perspectives on the American Experience, edited by George W. Carey and Bruce Frohnen. Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. Paper, 216pp., $23.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover The Marxist Jeremiah
Jason Morgan
Culture and the Death of God by Terry Eagleton. Yale University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 234 pages, $26.
Best of the Bookman 21 December 2014
book cover Fiction and Philosophy
Jere Real
On Moral Fiction, by John Gardner. Basic Books, 1977.
Review 14 December 2014
book cover Science Fiction Worth Re-Reading?
Thomas F. Bertonneau
What Makes This Book so Great: Re-Reading the Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Jo Walton. Tor, 2014. Hardcover, 447 pages, $27.
Review 14 December 2014
book cover An Echo from the Cold War
Robert Huddleston
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men by Eric Lichtblau. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. Hardcover, 231 pages (plus acknowledgments, notes, and index), $28.
Review 7 December 2014
book cover The Prospect of an Authentic Conservatism
Glen Austin Sproviero
Prospects for Conservatives: A Compass for Rediscovering the Permanent Things by Russell Kirk, with a new introduction by Bradley J. Birzer. Imaginative Conservative Books, 2013. Hardcover, 278 pages, $25.
Best of the Bookman 7 December 2014
book cover Civilization in Davy Jones’s Locker
Patrick Allitt
The Emerging Atlantic Culture by Thomas Molnar. Transaction Publishers, 1994. 110pp., $34.95 cloth.
Review 30 November 2014
book cover How Dwight Became Dwight
R. J. Stove
Dwight Macdonald on Culture: The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered by Tadeusz Lewandowski. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2013. Hardcover, 149 pages, $41.
Best of the Bookman 30 November 2014
image The Old French Wars
Regis Courtemanche
Arms for Empire: A Military History of the British Colonies in North America, 1607–1763, by Douglas B. Leach. Macmillan (Macmillan Wars of the United States), 1973. 556 pp., $14.95.
Best of the Bookman 25 November 2014
book cover Eric Voegelin: A Philosopher’s Journey
J. M. Porter
“In our institutionalized society, it is indeed a phenomenon to have created a philosophic school without a graduate school as a base.” This 1978 essay from our archives looks at three distinct stages in the development of the thought of this key political philosopher.

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The conservative believes that the individual is foolish, although the species is wise; therefore, unlike the confident intellectual, he declines to undertake the reconstruction of society and human nature.

Russell Kirk

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