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Volume 46, Number 4 (Winter 2008)

Contents

Editor’s Note: Remembering Russell Kirk

Editorial 2 March 2009
Remembering Russell Kirk
by Gerald J. Russello
Essay 2 March 2009
Lost Causes and Gained Causes
by James E. Person Jr.
Russell Kirk’s Legacy After 15 Years
Essay 2 March 2009
The Many Roots of American Order
by Lee Edwards
Essay 2 March 2009
From Tradition to ‘Values Conservatism’
by Paul Gottfried
A Sympathetic Critic’s View of Kirk’s Legacy
Essay 2 March 2009
The Sword of Education
by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Essay 2 March 2009
‘And Therefore as Stranger Give It Welcome’
by R. Andrew Newman
Russell Kirk’s Ghostly Fiction Invites Us to Embrace and Live the Mystery
Essay 2 March 2009
A Foreign Policy for (Probably Not Very Many) Americans
by John Willson
Review 2 March 2009
Heaven on Earth or Hell’s Dress Rehearsal
a review by Mark Kalthoff
Isaac Newton’s Philosophy of Sacred Space and Sacred Time: An Essay on the History of an Idea by Gregory Gillette The Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, N.Y.) 119 pp., $99.95 cloth, 2007
Review 2 March 2009
Despotism Justified
a review by Mattei Radu
Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture by Richard Pipes. Yale University Press (New Haven, Conn.) 216 pp., $30.00 cloth, 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Toward a Conservative Conservation Movement
a review by Tobias J. Lanz
Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground by Eric T. Freyfogle. Yale University Press (New Haven, Conn.) 302 pp., $37.00 cloth, 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Morality in History and Historiography
a review by Jason Ross
Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the American Civil War by Harry S. Stout. Viking Penguin (New York) 576 pp., $29.95 cloth, 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Six Honest Serving-Men
a review by R. J. Stove
The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students by Jenny L. Presnell. Oxford University Press (New York City) 256 pp., $17.95 paper 2006
Review 2 March 2009
A Formidable Conservative Mind
a review by Austin Bramwell
Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction by Thomas K. McCraw. Belknap Press (Cambridge, Mass.) 736 pp., $35 cloth, 2007
Essay 2 March 2009
A Patron Saint of Teachers
by James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 3 March 2009
Books in Little
a review by The Editors

Also in this Issue

Is Life Worth Living?
Essay by Russell Kirk

The ... conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.

Russell Kirk

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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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