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Review 21 July 2014
book cover The Humanistic Tradition in Literature
Allen Mendenhall
Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative by James Seaton. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 225 pages, $90.
Review 15 July 2014
book cover How Progressive Is Berlin?
David L. Tubbs
Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom edited by Bruce Baum and Robert Nichols. Routledge, 2013. Hardcover, 284 pages, $130.
Review 13 July 2014
book cover The Real Great Depression?
David Pietrusza
The Forgotten Man, Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes. Harper Perennial, 2014. Paperback, 320 pages, $20.
Essay 6 July 2014
book cover Teaching in an Age of Ideology
Lee Trepanier
Profiles of four twentieth-century teachers—Voegelin, Sandoz, Niemeyer, and Hallowell—whose lives offer insight in cultivating a desire for truth, goodness, and beauty in an ideological age.
Essay 30 June 2014
book cover Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Coming of the First World War
Francis P. Sempa
Sempa offers a survey of the thought and writings of Admiral A. T. Mahan, one of the few Americans to recognize the growing danger of Germany before World War I.
Review 22 June 2014
image Betrayal of the Arab Christians
Eamon Moynihan
The Last Communion: A Journey among the Abandoned Christians in the Arab World. By Klaus Wivel. Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag (Denmark), 2013. Paperback, 320 pages.
Review 15 June 2014
book cover Multiculturalism or Clash of Civilizations
Tobias J. Lanz
The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism by Jens-Martin Eriksen and Frederick Stjernfelt. Telos Press, 2012. Paperback, 410 pages, $25.
Essay 8 June 2014
book cover The Future of the West in the Thought of Muggeridge and Ortega y Gasset
Pedro Blas González
Both Muggeridge and Ortega y Gasset argue in different ways that modern intellectuals have turned their back on freedom because it makes great demands on people who find the idea of moral responsibility too taxing.
Review 8 June 2014
book cover The Critic as Catalyst
Carl Rollyson
The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915–1987. Edited by Hans Bak. Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 848 pages, $40.
Symposium 3 June 2014
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2014)
Bookman Contributors
From medieval sagas to anti-Communist Japanese surrealist novels, the Civil War campaigns to contemporary fiction, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists. Every year this is one of our most popular features, as the suggestions from our trusted contributors are learned, wide-ranging, and deeply engaged with the questions that face our modern age.
Review 1 June 2014
book cover Evangelicals and Conservatives: On Beyond Worldview
Seth J. Bartee
The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life by Bradley G. Green. Crossway, 2010. Paperback, 192 pages, $17.
Essay 26 May 2014
book cover The Centennial of a Cataclysm: One Life, One Family
Timothy S. Goeglein
On Memorial Day weekend, as we approach the centennial of World War I, Tim Goeglein looks at the life of an individual soldier-poet to help us assess the war’s cost.
Review 25 May 2014
book cover Today’s Totalitarians
Thomas F. Bertonneau
Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime is Flattening America and the West and What to Do About It by James Kalb. Angelico Press, 2013. Paperback, 203 pages, $20.
Review 18 May 2014
book cover America’s Aviation Icons
Robert Huddleston
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom. National Geographic Press, 2013. Hardcover, 464 pages, $30.

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