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Review 27 November 2016
book cover Sightings of an Endangered Species
Jake Meador
Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America: Writings, 1986–2014 by Bill Kauffman. Front Porch Republic Books, 2015. Paperback, 442 pages, $51.
Books in Little 23 November 2016
book cover Books in Little: Those Intolerable Christians
Karl C. Schaffenburg
Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World by Larry W. Hurtado. Baylor University Press, 2016. Hardback, 304 pages, $30.
Review 20 November 2016
book cover Kirk and the Hope for Recovery
James E. Person Jr.
Enemies of the Permanent Things: Observations of Abnormity in Literature and Politics by Russell Kirk, with an introduction by Benjamin G. Lockerd. Cluny Media, 2016. Paper, 399 pages, $20.
Books in Little 17 November 2016
book cover Books in Little: Seven Prophets
Frank Freeman
American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice by Albert J. Raboteau. Princeton University Press, 2016. Cloth, 248 pages, $30.
Review 13 November 2016
book cover Beautiful Losers
Greg Morrison
Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 280 pages, $40.
Review 10 November 2016
book cover Balancing Happy and Real
Katherine Khorey
Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles. Merit Press, 2016. Hardcover, 272 pages, $18.
Review 6 November 2016
book cover Conservative Crack-up, Republican Rout?
Bruce P. Frohnen
Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism by George Hawley. University Press of Kansas, 2016. Hardcover, 376 pages, $35.
Interview 6 November 2016
book cover On the Rise of the Enlightenment
an interview by JP O’Malley
A conversation with British author and scholar Anthony Gottlieb on the rise of the Enlightenment; Rousseau’s politics; the influence of John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government on both the French Revolution and the American Constitution; and the progress of humanity.
Review 3 November 2016
book cover The Immigrants from Hell
Robert Huddleston
German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past During the Civil Rights Era by Monique Laney. Yale University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 320 pages, $35.
Review 30 October 2016
book cover A Regionalist Tragedy
Jon K. Lauck
Shade of the Raintree: The Life and Death of Ross Lockridge, Jr., Author of Raintree County. by Larry Lockridge. Indiana University Press, 1994, 2014. Paperback, 544 pages, $25.
Review 30 October 2016
book cover American Cassandra
Gerald J. Russello
American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan by Greg Weiner. University Press of Kansas, 2015. Hardcover, 189 pages, $30.
Review 27 October 2016
book cover Airing Rome’s Dirty Laundry
A. M. Juster
Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet by Daisy Dunn. Harper, 2016. Hardcover, 336 pages, $26.
Review 23 October 2016
book cover The Fragility of Peace
Jordan M. Poss
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by Adrian Goldsworthy. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 528 pages, $32.50.
Review 20 October 2016
book cover Is a Christian Society Possible?
Jeremy A. Kee
Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society by R. R. Reno. Regnery, 2016. Hardcover, 256 pages, $28.

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The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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