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Fall 2013

Contents

Review 22 September 2013
book cover Visions of Order
a review by Michael J. Ard
The Unwinding: an Inner History of the New America by George Packer. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2013. Hardcover, 448 pages, $27.
Interview 22 September 2013
image On Beyond Think Tanks
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
An interview with writer and filmmaker Mark Judge on the disconnect between popular culture and the conservative movement.
Essay 29 September 2013
image Patrick Dempsey in Forbes: Great or Garish?
by Eugene Schlanger
Review 29 September 2013
book cover Reconsidering Orwell’s Essays
a review by John P. Rossi
A Collection of Essays by George Orwell. Doubleday, 1952. [Harcourt, 1970]
On Essays and Letters 6 October 2013
book cover Intellectual Courage and the Bitter Truth
by James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall looks at an essay from Gerhart Niemeyer on the 1978 commencement addresses of Solzhenitsyn and Buckley.
Review 13 October 2013
book cover History in A Secular Age
a review by John Farina
The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society by Brad S. Gregory. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 574 pages, $40.
Essay 20 October 2013
book cover The Voice of Michael Oakeshott in the Conversation of Conservatism
by Wilfred M. McClay
A paper presented to the biennial meeting of the Michael Oakeshott Association, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 28, 2013.
Review 27 October 2013
book cover Forget the Enlightenment—Focus on the Family
a review by A. W. R. Hawkins
How the West Really Lost God by Mary Eberstadt. Templeton Press, 2013. Hardcover, 268 pages, $21.
Review 3 November 2013
image ‘Only Power Restrains Power’
a review by Francis P. Sempa
James Burnham’s The Machiavellians at Seventy.
Review 6 November 2013
book cover Capital Vices and Commercial Virtues
a review by Jordan J. Ballor
Capital: A novel by John Lanchester. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2012. Hardcover, 527 pages, $27.
Review 10 November 2013
book cover Contradictions and the Burkean … Lovecraft?
a review by Kenneth Hite
The Classic Horror Stories by H. P. Lovecraft, edited by Roger Luckhurst. Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover, xxxvi + 487 pages, $25.
On Essays and Letters 15 November 2013
book cover On W. C. Fields’s Tombstone
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on a chapter about the great W. C. Fields and the mysterious nature of humor.
Review 17 November 2013
book cover Better Average Than Unequal
a review by Gene Callahan
Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen. New York, NY: Dutton, 2013. Hardcover, 290 pages, $26.95.
Review 24 November 2013
book cover Straussians, Founders, and the Faith
a review by Paul Gottfried
Leo Strauss and Anglo-American Democracy: A Conservative Critique by Grant Havers. Northern Illinois University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 256 pp., $37.
Essay 1 December 2013
book cover An Aesthetic Vision on West 43rd Street
by Eugene Schlanger
An Evening with the Poet C. P. Cavafy
Review 3 December 2013
book cover A Reader’s Guide to the Most Brutal Century
a review by John P. Rossi
A Short History of the Twentieth Century by John Lukacs. Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 230 pp. $25.
Review 8 December 2013
book cover Rescuing Rockwell
a review by Timothy S. Goeglein
American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Hardcover, 512 pages, $28.
Review 8 December 2013
book cover Can Rationalism Make it in the Long Run?
a review by Corey Abel
Oakeshott on Rome and America by Gene Callahan Charlottesville: Imprint Academic, 2012 Hardcover, 250 pages $50. Paperback, 200 pages, $40.
Essay 15 December 2013
book cover Russell Kirk as Historian
by Bruce P. Frohnen
Frohnen looks at Kirk’s work as a historian, suggesting that it is his ability to connect us with a particular thread in history, rather than to any abstract theme, that is worth celebrating. A version of this essay was given at the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University at a conference on The Conservative Mind.

A poor man, if he has dignity, honesty, the respect of his neighbors, a realization of his duties, a love of the wisdom of his ancestors, and possibly some taste for knowledge or beauty, is rich in the unbought grace of life.

Russell Kirk

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