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Spring 2015

Contents

Editor’s Note: Naming Crimethink

Review 22 March 2015
book cover Rehabilitating MacArthur
by Francis P. Sempa
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur by Mark Perry. Basic Books, 2014. Hardcover, 380 pages, $30. Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan by Seymour Morris, Jr. Harper Collins, 2014. Hardcover, 363 pages, $27.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Mis-Judging Law, Meaning, and Justice
by Bruce P. Frohnen
Judging Statutes by Robert A. Katzmann. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 184 pages, $25.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Neuhaus Described, If Not Explained
by William Gould
Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square by Randy Boyagoda. Image, 2015. Hardcover, 480 pages, $30.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Evangelical Culture, Then and Now
by Jake Meador
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary Edition by Randall Balmer. Oxford University Press, 2014. Paperback, 432 pages, $25.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Studying Man and Making Man
by Mark Anthony Signorelli
The Logic of the Cultural Sciences by Ernst Cassirer, translated by S. G. Lofts. Yale University Press, [1942] 2000. Paperback, 190 pages, $22.
Editorial 22 March 2015
Naming Crimethink
by Gerald J. Russello
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Epistolary Gems
by Martin Lockerd
The Letters of T. S. Eliot, Vol. 5: 1930–1931 edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden. London: Faber & Faber, 2014; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 878 pages, $45/$85.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Eight Conservative Historians
by John M. Vella
History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan by Reba N. Soffer. Oxford University Press, 2009. Hardcover, 345 pages, $125.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Johnson’s Churchill: A Mythic Figure for Our Age
by John P. Rossi
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History. by Boris Johnson. New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. Hardcover, 400 pages, $28.
Essay 22 March 2015
image Why a New Sonnet about a Medieval English Monarch Is Worth Reading
by Eugene Schlanger
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Much Ado About Nothing—or Something
by Thomas Spannring
Deutschland schafft sich ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Is Doing Away with Itself) by Thilo Sarrazin. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Some of the Right Questions
by Elisabeth Hennefeld
Deutschland schafft sich ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Is Doing Away with Itself) by Thilo Sarrazin. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Florentines, Politics, and Virtue
by Mark Anthony Signorelli
Dialogue on the Government of Florence by Francesco Guicciardini, edited by Alison Brown. Cambridge University Press, [1527] 1994. Paperback, 256 pages, $40.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover An Unfinished Memoir
by Robert Huddleston
Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier’s Secret War, 1942–1945 by Betty Lussier. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2010. Hardcover, 240 pages, $35.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Five Girls, Two Nations, One Historical Imagination
by Jason Morgan
Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura. W. W. Norton, 2015. Hardcover, 352 pages, $28.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Catholic Principles, American Law
by Michael Toth
American Law from a Catholic Perspective: Through a Clearer Lens Edited by Ronard J. Rychlak. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015. Hardcover, 326 pages, $85.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover A Lively Half-Life
by Carl Rollyson
The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams by Phyllis Lee Levin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Hardcover, 544 pages, $35.
Essay 22 March 2015
book cover L’Engle’s Conservatism
by Jordan J. Ballor
Essay 22 March 2015
book cover Why Secular Liberalism Isn’t Liberal
by Forfare Davis
John Gray, René Girard, and the return of tribal religion
Interview 22 March 2015
book cover Unequal Victors
by JP O’Malley
A conversation with Michael Neiberg.
On Essays and Letters 22 March 2015
book cover On Cocktail Time
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Review 22 March 2015
image A Conservative Manifesto for Europe
by Alexander Trachta
Zeitgeist & Headwinds: A Conservative Manifesto [Original German: Zeitgeist und Gegenwind—Ein konservatives Manifest] by Florian Stumfall. Hemau, Germany: Tangrintler Medienhaus, 2011. Hardcover, 243 pages, €25.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover The Holiness of Hobbitry
by Adam Schwartz
Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle-earth by Craig Bernthal. Angelico Press, 2014. Paperback, 316 pages, $17.
Essay 22 March 2015
book cover Norman Mailer and the End of Journalism
by Mark Judge
Symposium 22 March 2015
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2015)
by Bookman Contributors
From Waterloo to Palomar, from children’s fiction to philosophy, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Virgil Through the Centuries
by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
The Last Trojan Hero: A Cultural History of Virgil’s Aeneid, by Philip Hardie. I.B. Tauris, 2014, 256 pp., $35.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover The Whig Theory of Christianity
by Bruce P. Frohnen
Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism by Larry Siedentop. Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 448 pages, $35.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Norman Lear, Conservative?
by Patrick McCarthy
Even This I Get to Experience by Norman Lear. Penguin Press, 2014. Hardcover, 448 pages, $33.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Ethnicity Matters
by Eamon Moynihan
Pandaemonium: Ethnicity in International Politics by Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover, 221 pages, $110.

The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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