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The Classics Revisited 8 January 2012
book cover Witness over Sixty Years
James E. Person Jr.
Witness by Whittaker Chambers (Random House, 1952)
Review 28 December 2011
book cover Celebrated Minor Contemporary American Poetry
Eugene Schlanger
The Best American Poetry 2011 Edited by Kevin Young with David Lehman Scribner (New York, NY), 2011, xxvi + 211 pp., $35.00
On Essays and Letters 28 December 2011
‘The Greatest Fool That Ever Lived’
James V. Schall, S.J.
In this bonus column, Father Schall reflects on the nature of philosophy, Stoicism, and the Incarnational view of life.
Symposium 22 December 2011
book cover Lukacs and Kennan: Reflections on a Friendship
Lee Congdon
A Lukacs Symposium
Symposium 21 December 2011
book cover The Awful Responsibility of Time
Mark G. Malvasi
John Lukacs and the Problem of American History. A Lukacs Symposium.
Symposium 20 December 2011
book cover John Lukacs as Teacher
John P. Rossi
A Lukacs Symposium
Symposium 19 December 2011
book cover John Lukacs: Biblical Historical Thinking
Francesca Aran Murphy
A Lukacs Symposium
Symposium 19 December 2011
A Lukacs Symposium
The Editors
Over the course of the week, we are publishing a series of essays on the life and achievement of historian John Lukacs, as well as a few items by him.
Best of the Bookman 19 December 2011
What ‘Moonlighting’ Reveals
John A. Lukacs
In this 1961 essay, a young John Lukacs offers a prescient look at the practical problems of the college and university teacher in the United States. Their situation has not been materially improved in the fifty years since this was written.
Review 14 December 2011
book cover Buckley and Individualist Conservatism
Gerald J. Russello
Buckley: William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism by Carl T. Bogus. Bloomsbury Press, 2011. 405 pp. $30.00.
On Essays and Letters 11 December 2011
On Instruction in Cheerful Forms
James V. Schall, S.J.
In this column, Father Schall reflects on a sermon that John Donne preached to London’s lawyers on a proper understanding of gratitude and suffering.
Best of the Bookman 11 December 2011
For Our Time
Warren L. Fleischauer
This review essay from one of our first editions in 1961 looks at an anthology of Edmund Burke.
Review 4 December 2011
book cover Religious Modernity
Lee Trepanier
The Theological Origins of Modernity by Michael Allen Gillespie. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009 386 pages, $22.50.
Best of the Bookman 4 December 2011
book cover The Achievement of Irving Babbitt
Milton Hindus
In this essay from Autumn 1961, Milton Hindus looks back at the life and thought of Irving Babbitt, an important influence on T. S. Eliot and many others.

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