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Review 22 October 2017
book cover Lectures on What Can’t Be Taught
Scott Beauchamp
Literature Class by Julio Cortázar. New Directions, 2017. Paperback, 280 pages, $19.
Review 15 October 2017
book cover Mark Twain, Huckster
Bill Kauffman
How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain by Alan Pell Crawford. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. Hardcover, 240 pages, $27.
Review 15 October 2017
book cover Organizing Victory
Kyle Sammin
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary by Walter Stahr. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 768 pages, $35.
Review 8 October 2017
book cover Which Alexander?
Greg Morrison
The First European: A History of Alexander in the Age of Empire by Pierre Briant, Translated by Nicholas Elliott. Harvard University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 496 pages, $35.
Review 8 October 2017
book cover Reclaiming Corrington
Daniel James Sundahl
The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington edited by Allen Mendenhall. University of North Georgia Press, 2017. Paperback, $30.
Review 1 October 2017
book cover Attack of the Theses
J. Kinlaw
Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism by Thomas Albert Howard. Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 216 pages, $40.
Review 1 October 2017
book cover Sharing Nixon’s Ear
John C. Chalberg
Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever by Patrick J. Buchanan. Crown Forum, 2017. Hardcover, 436 pages, $30.
Review 24 September 2017
book cover Bridging the Gap to Patrick Henry
Jordan M. Poss
Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty by Jon Kukla. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 592 pages, $35.
Review 24 September 2017
book cover The Happy Skeptic
Hayes Bierman
Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father by Thomas S. Kidd. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 288 pages, $30.
Review 17 September 2017
book cover Transylvanian Dreams and Nightmares
Greg Morrison
Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Valdimar Ásmundsson, Translated by Hans Corneel de Roos. Overlook Press, 2017. Hardcover, 320 pages, $30.
Review 17 September 2017
book cover A French Murder and Its Aftermath
Eve-Alice Roustang
Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes by Ivan Jablonka. Paris: Le Seuil, 2016. Paperback, 400 pages, €21.
Review 10 September 2017
book cover Burning River: Glimpses from the Banks of the Cuyahoga
Will Hoyt
Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, 2nd Edition, edited by Richie Piiparinen and Anne Trubek. Belt Publishing, 2014. Paper, 272 pages, $20. The Akron Anthology, edited by Jason Segedy. Belt Publishing, 2016. Paper, 211 pages, $20.
Review 10 September 2017
book cover Treasures in the Garden
Matthew M. Robare
The Walled Garden: Poems by Andrew Thornton-Norris. CreateSpace, 2011, 2015. Paper, 74 pages, $7.
Books in Little 10 September 2017
book cover Books in Little: Philosophy for Life
Frank Freeman
On Life and Death by Cicero. Translated by John Davie. Oxford University Press, 2017. Paper, 261 pages, $17.

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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.

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