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Fall 2014

Contents

Review 28 September 2014
book cover Diagnosing the Immodest Republic
a review by Gracy Olmstead
The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic, edited by Michael P. Federici, Richard M. Gamble, and Mark T. Mitchell. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Hardcover, 236 pages, $95.
Essay 29 September 2014
book cover Babbitt and Belloc: Two Peas, Different Pods
by Chris Butynskyi
Two conservative authors sought the restoration of Western civilization, but they differ significantly on their diagnosis and solution.
Interview 5 October 2014
book cover Catholic Social Teaching and Contemporary Social Problems
an interview by Alexis Carra
A conversation with Edward T. Mechmann, director of public policy for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York and author of God, Society and the Human Person.
Review 5 October 2014
book cover Speaking Up About a Silent Revolution
a review by Eamon Moynihan
Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance by Barry Rubin. Broadside Books, 2014. Hardcover, 330 pages, $26.
Review 12 October 2014
book cover A New Look at George Orwell
a review by John P. Rossi
George Orwell: English Rebel by Robert Colls. Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 330 pages, $34.95.
Review 12 October 2014
book cover Propping Up Pretensions
a review by Carl Rollyson
Susan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel Schreiber, translated by David Dollenmayer. Northwestern University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 296 pages, $36.
Review 19 October 2014
book cover Educational Reform: Back to the Future
a review by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow: The Impact of Global Exponential Trends on Education in the 21st Century By Ted McCain, Ian Jukes, and Lee Crockett. Corwin, 2010. Paperback, 184 pages, $33.
Review 26 October 2014
book cover The Philosophies of the Modern Era and the Catholic Church
a review by Mark Pestana
The Church and the Culture of Modernity by Richard Divozzo. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback, 404 pages, $13.73.
Essay 26 October 2014
book cover Time and Permanence in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
by Pedro Blas González
In my beginning is my end.... … to be restored, our sickness must grow worse. —T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Essay 27 October 2014
book cover Why the Exorcist Endures
by Mark Judge
More than forty years after its release, one film still has more power than most films in the horror genre because it speaks to a category of dehumanization that is now taboo in American culture.
Essay 3 November 2014
book cover Homo Economicus, Absurdus, or Viator?
by Giovanni Patriarca
A Brief Philosophical Journey into Modernity.
Review 3 November 2014
book cover Anti-Catholicism and Manifest Destiny
a review by Patrick W. Carey
Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War by John C. Pinheiro. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 256 pages, $45.
Essay 9 November 2014
book cover Caesar, princeps, Augustus, god
by Matthew M. McGowan
The shifting identities of Rome’s first emperor
On Essays and Letters 9 November 2014
book cover “The World’s Last Night”
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on a provocative essay by C. S. Lewis on the End and suggests that a true apocalyptic actually rescues the dignity of each human being.
Essay 16 November 2014
image Meeting Stalin’s Challenge
by Francis P. Sempa
Kennan, Lippmann, Burnham, and the Great Strategy Debate in the Early Cold War Years
Review 30 November 2014
book cover How Dwight Became Dwight
a review by R. J. Stove
Dwight Macdonald on Culture: The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered by Tadeusz Lewandowski. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2013. Hardcover, 149 pages, $41.
Review 7 December 2014
book cover The Prospect of an Authentic Conservatism
a review by Glen Austin Sproviero
Prospects for Conservatives: A Compass for Rediscovering the Permanent Things by Russell Kirk, with a new introduction by Bradley J. Birzer. Imaginative Conservative Books, 2013. Hardcover, 278 pages, $25.
Review 14 December 2014
book cover An Echo from the Cold War
a review by Robert Huddleston
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men by Eric Lichtblau. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. Hardcover, 231 pages (plus acknowledgments, notes, and index), $28.
Review 14 December 2014
book cover Science Fiction Worth Re-Reading?
a review by Thomas F. Bertonneau
What Makes This Book so Great: Re-Reading the Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Jo Walton. Tor, 2014. Hardcover, 447 pages, $27.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover The Marxist Jeremiah
a review by Jason Morgan
Culture and the Death of God by Terry Eagleton. Yale University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 234 pages, $26.

Any healthy society requires an enduring contest between its permanence and its progression. We cannot live without continuity, and we cannot live without prudent change.

Russell Kirk

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