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Fall 2013

Contents

Review 22 September 2013
book cover Visions of Order
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
by Gerald J. Russello
An interview with writer and filmmaker Mark Judge on the disconnect between popular culture and the conservative movement.
Essay 22 September 2013
image Patrick Dempsey in Forbes: Great or Garish?
by Eugene Schlanger
Review 22 September 2013
book cover Reconsidering Orwell’s Essays
by John P. Rossi
A Collection of Essays by George Orwell. Doubleday, 1952. [Harcourt, 1970]
On Essays and Letters 22 September 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 22 September 2013
book cover History in A Secular Age
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 22 September 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 22 September 2013
book cover Forget the Enlightenment—Focus on the Family
by A. W. R. Hawkins
How the West Really Lost God by Mary Eberstadt. Templeton Press, 2013. Hardcover, 268 pages, $21.
Review 22 September 2013
image ‘Only Power Restrains Power’
by Francis P. Sempa
James Burnham’s The Machiavellians at Seventy.
Review 22 September 2013
book cover Capital Vices and Commercial Virtues
by Jordan J. Ballor
Capital: A novel by John Lanchester. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2012. Hardcover, 527 pages, $27.
Review 22 September 2013
book cover Contradictions and the Burkean … Lovecraft?
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 22 September 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 22 September 2013
book cover Better Average Than Unequal
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 22 September 2013
book cover Straussians, Founders, and the Faith
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 22 September 2013
book cover An Aesthetic Vision on West 43rd Street
by Eugene Schlanger
An Evening with the Poet C. P. Cavafy
Review 22 September 2013
book cover A Reader’s Guide to the Most Brutal Century
by John P. Rossi
A Short History of the Twentieth Century by John Lukacs. Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 230 pp. $25.
Review 22 September 2013
book cover Rescuing Rockwell
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 22 September 2013
book cover Can Rationalism Make it in the Long Run?
by Corey Abel
Oakeshott on Rome and America by Gene Callahan Charlottesville: Imprint Academic, 2012 Hardcover, 250 pages $50. Paperback, 200 pages, $40.
Essay 22 September 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.

The survival of any culture, or of the material fabric of civilization, requires vigorous imagination and readiness to sacrifice. By dullness and complacency are intellectual and social orders undone.

Russell Kirk

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