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Volume 3, Number 1 (Autumn 1962)

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Best of the Bookman 27 March 2011
The Dark Ages of the Enlightenment
by Peter J. Stanlis
In this “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1962, Peter J. Stanlis looks at a book on the thinking of the Enlightenment and its consequences for the present age. “In our time, as never before since Descartes, unbounded faith in the methodology of physical science in human affairs has become an end in itself.”
Best of the Bookman 14 January 2012
Memo to Irving Babbitt
by John Abbot Clark
In this Best of the Bookman essay from 1962, a writer who was then an associate professor of English at Michigan State, wrote a letter to Irving Babbitt, who died in 1933, assessing the state of education and culture in light of Babbit’s concerns during his lifetime.
Best of the Bookman 22 January 2012
book cover A New ‘Rasselas’
by Jeffrey Hart
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Warren Fleischauer. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1962. 189 pp. [Edition reviewed; Penguin edition (Kindle); Free edition (Kindle)]

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.

Russell Kirk

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Bookman Contributors Elsewhere

Francis Sempa reviews The Generals in the Spring 2018 issue of Army History.

Matthew Robare reports for ISI on a recent conference held at Harvard on Christianity and liberalism, featuring Bookman contributor Adrian Vermeule.

Gracy Olmstead in The New York Times on whether localism can save American politics.

Michael Dirda writes on why ancient literature still matters and mentions frequent reviewer and University Bookman guest speaker A. M. Juster.

Grant Havers on George Hawley’s new book on the “alt-right.”

Jesse Merriam has a long review of Stephen Presser’s casebook on the history of law teaching, parts of which first appeared in The University Bookman, in Constitutional Commentary.

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