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Spring 2012

Contents

Review 1 April 2012
book cover A Thundering Paradox of a Life
by Francis P. Sempa
George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis. New York: The Penguin Press. 2011. 784 pp. $40.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover Grounding the Life of the Mind
by Matthew A. Rarey
Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America by Daniel J. Flynn. ISI Books (Wilmington, DE), 2011. 187 pp., $28 cloth
Review 1 April 2012
book cover The Sexual Revolution and the Will to Disbelieve
by Eve Tushnet
Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution by Mary Eberstadt. Ignatius Press (San Francisco), 2012. 175 pages, $20.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover Poetically Thinking
by Micah Mattix
The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan by George Steiner. New Directions, 2012. 224 pages, $25.
Essay 1 April 2012
book cover Adrienne Rich and an Assessment of Contemporary American Poetry
by Eugene Schlanger
Review 1 April 2012
book cover Freedom Complex
by Gerald J. Russello
On the Road to Emmaus: The Catholic Dialogue with America and Modernity by Glenn W. Olsen. The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. 303 pp., $70.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover Socratic and Secular Irony
by Lee Trepanier
A Case for Irony by Jonathan Lear. Harvard University Press, 2011, 210 pages, $30.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover The Kind of Man Modernity Can Afford
by Hunter Baker
Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore by Peter L. Berger. Prometheus Books, 2011, 264pp, hardcover, $26.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover Christopher Lasch, Conservative?
by Seth J. Bartee
Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch by Eric Miller. Eerdmans, 2010. Cloth, 394 pages, $32.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover Longshoreman, Philosopher, Mystery
by Daniel J. Flynn
Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher by Tom Bethell. Hoover Institution Press, 2012. Hardcover, 328 pages, $30.
Essay 1 April 2012
On Statesmanship: The Case of John Adams
by Bruce P. Frohnen
This article is the first of two parts and is based on a talk delivered to a Colloquium on Statesmanship and the Constitution at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 13–14, 2012.
Essay 1 April 2012
Paul Fussell in Paris, 1945 ‘The Farther from the Scene of Horror, the Easier the Talk’
by R. J. Stove
Paul Fussell, R.I.P.
Essay 1 April 2012
On Statesmanship: The Case of John Adams
by Bruce P. Frohnen
This article is the second of two parts and is based on a talk delivered to a Colloquium on Statesmanship and the Constitution at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 13–14, 2012. Part One is here.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover Men with Lit Matches
by A. W. R. Hawkins
Fahrenheit 451, The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by Ray Bradbury. Simon & Schuster, 2003. 208 pages, hardcover, $23.
On Essays and Letters 1 April 2012
book cover On the Depths of Villainy
by James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 1 April 2012
book cover A Necessary Symbiosis
by Samuel Gregg
America’s Spiritual Capital by Nicholas Capaldi and Theodore Roosevelt Malloch St Augustine’s Press (South Bend, Indiana), 2012. Paper, 176 pages, $17.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover Signs of Contradiction
by Adam Schwartz
The Pen and the Cross: Catholicism and English Literature, 1850–2000 by Richard Griffiths. Continuum (London & New York) xii + 260 pp., $35 cloth, 2010.
Review 1 April 2012
book cover For a Thousand Memes to Sing
by Richard M. Reinsch II
Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson. Yale University Press, 2010. 176 pages, $24.

By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.

Russell Kirk

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