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Review 5 October 2014
book cover Speaking Up About a Silent Revolution
Eamon Moynihan
Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance by Barry Rubin. Broadside Books, 2014. Hardcover, 330 pages, $26.
Interview 5 October 2014
book cover Catholic Social Teaching and Contemporary Social Problems
an interview by Alexis Carra
A conversation with Edward T. Mechmann, director of public policy for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York and author of God, Society and the Human Person.
Essay 29 September 2014
book cover Babbitt and Belloc: Two Peas, Different Pods
Chris Butynskyi
Two conservative authors sought the restoration of Western civilization, but they differ significantly on their diagnosis and solution.
Review 28 September 2014
book cover Diagnosing the Immodest Republic
Gracy Olmstead
The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic, edited by Michael P. Federici, Richard M. Gamble, and Mark T. Mitchell. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Hardcover, 236 pages, $95.
Symposium 21 September 2014
image The Pink Police State and Risk
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
Second of two reflections on the “Pink Police State” thesis of James Poulos. Gobry sees severe risk-aversion behind the rise of the pink police state and suggests some possible responses.
Symposium 21 September 2014
image The Worseness Accelerating
J. Arthur Bloom
First of two reflections on the “Pink Police State” thesis of James Poulos. Bloom looks with some concern at the context in which Poulos’s “anthropological reform” must necessarily occur.
Review 21 September 2014
book cover A Theological Reflection on Virtual Religion
Matthew C. Millsap
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Interview 15 September 2014
book cover Making Meaning in Virtual Worlds
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
The Bookman speaks with Robert Geraci on findings from his new book on virtual religious practices and faith alternatives among users of online role-playing games.
Review 14 September 2014
book cover Playing for Virtual Transcendence
Kevin Schut
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Review 14 September 2014
book cover Playfulness and Profundity
Daniel J. Holmes
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Review 7 September 2014
book cover Navigating a Secular Age
Kevin W. Germer
How (Not) to Be Secular by James K. A. Smith. Eerdmans, 2014. Paper, 152 pages, $16.
Best of the Bookman 7 September 2014
image No More Idols: Taking Measure of a Modern Prophet
Vigen Guroian
Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. Regnery Gateway 1993. Cloth, xi + 432 pp., $24.
Essay 31 August 2014
book cover Words and Deeds
Eugene Schlanger
Maya Angelou (1928–2014)
Best of the Bookman 31 August 2014
book cover An Integrated Vision
Andre Gushurst‑Moore
Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot’s Physics and Poetics, by Benjamin G. Lockerd, Jr. Bucknell University Press, 1999. 320pp., $48.50 cloth.

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Any healthy society requires an enduring contest between its permanence and its progression. We cannot live without continuity, and we cannot live without prudent change.

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