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Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover The Needs of Modernity’s Orphans
Daniel McCarthy
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Review 1 July 2013
book cover The Use and Abuse of Samuel Johnson
Ian Crowe
The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 264 pages, $85. The Politics of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 256 pages, $85.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover From Practice to Theory
Greg Kaza
It Didn’t Have to Be This Way: Why Boom and Bust Is Unnecessary—and How the Austrian School of Economics Breaks the Cycle by Harry C. Veryser. ISI Books, 2013. Hardcover, 318 pages, $29.
Review 16 June 2013
book cover Still Left in the Dark
Patrick M. McCarthy
Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark by Brian Kellow. Viking Adult, 2011. Hardcover, 417 pages, $28.
Symposium 8 June 2013
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2013)
Bookman contributors
We’re back with another collection of summer reading recommendations from our reviewers and friends.
Review 1 June 2013
book cover Pragmatists versus Agrarians?
Allen Mendenhall
Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920–1990 by John J. Langdale. University of Missouri Press, 2012. Cloth, 192 pages, $50. (Kindle ed.)
Interview 27 May 2013
book cover Burke, Party, and the Human Person
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Jesse Norman, political thinker and MP, and author of the new book, Edmund Burke: The First Conservative, on Burke as a postmodern thinker, proponent of political parties, agent of change, and other themes.
Best of the Bookman 26 May 2013
image The Critics of Burke
Dante Germino
Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications, edited by Daniel E. Ritchie. Transaction Publishers, 1990, xxvi + 291 pp., $29.95.
Interview 19 May 2013
image Copperheads, Community, and Those Who Have Lost
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
Bill Kauffman, screenwriter for the upcoming feature film Copperhead, speaks with the Bookman about localism, war, and his forthcoming film.
Best of the Bookman 19 May 2013
book cover The Moral Imperative of Edmund Burke
Rod Preece
Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution by Peter J. Stanlis, Foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers, 1991. xxi +259 pp. $40. Edmund Burke: Prescription and Providence by Francis Canavan. Carolina Academic Press, 1987. xiv +183 pp. $24.
On Essays and Letters 12 May 2013
image On General Wolfe’s Preference
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall looks at Will Cuppy, the question of relations between things and self-evident facts.
Essay 12 May 2013
book cover Plato’s Idea of the Teacher
Pedro Blas González
In this essay, the second of two parts, philosophy professor Pedro Blas González explores critical themes from Plato’s classic dialogue.
Essay 5 May 2013
book cover Human Nature, Allegory, and Truth in Plato’s Republic
Pedro Blas González
In this essay, the first of two parts, philosophy professor Pedro Blas González explores critical themes from Plato’s classic dialogue.
Best of the Bookman 5 May 2013
book cover Thank You, Gerhart Niemeyer
Angelo M. Codevilla
This concise “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1997 honors the late Notre Dame professor Gerhart Niemeyer, student of Voegelin and authority on ideologies, and suggests some of his enduring legacies—including a very Platonic lesson—were those taught by example.

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By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.

Russell Kirk

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