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Spring 2015

Contents

Editor’s Note: Naming Crimethink

Review 22 March 2015
book cover Rehabilitating MacArthur
a review 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
a review by Bruce P. Frohnen
Judging Statutes by Robert A. Katzmann. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 184 pages, $25.
Review 29 March 2015
book cover Neuhaus Described, If Not Explained
a review by William Gould
Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square by Randy Boyagoda. Image, 2015. Hardcover, 480 pages, $30.
Review 29 March 2015
book cover Evangelical Culture, Then and Now
a review 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 5 April 2015
book cover Studying Man and Making Man
a review 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 5 April 2015
Naming Crimethink
by Gerald J. Russello
Review 6 April 2015
book cover Epistolary Gems
a review 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 12 April 2015
book cover Eight Conservative Historians
a review 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 12 April 2015
book cover Johnson’s Churchill: A Mythic Figure for Our Age
a review 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 19 April 2015
image Why a New Sonnet about a Medieval English Monarch Is Worth Reading
by Eugene Schlanger
Schlanger considers the poem from UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy written for the recent interment of King Richard III and its unusual merits as a historically aware poem.
Review 22 April 2015
book cover Much Ado About Nothing—or Something
a review 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 April 2015
book cover Some of the Right Questions
a review 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 26 April 2015
book cover Florentines, Politics, and Virtue
a review 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 27 April 2015
book cover An Unfinished Memoir
a review 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 27 April 2015
book cover Five Girls, Two Nations, One Historical Imagination
a review 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 3 May 2015
book cover Catholic Principles, American Law
a review 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 3 May 2015
book cover A Lively Half-Life
a review by Carl Rollyson
The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams by Phyllis Lee Levin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Hardcover, 544 pages, $35.
Essay 10 May 2015
book cover L’Engle’s Conservatism
by Jordan J. Ballor
Ballor looks at the nuanced worldview revealed by a newly uncovered passage from a draft of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantasy classic, A Wrinkle in Time and her warnings of the dangers of our pursuit of security.
Essay 10 May 2015
book cover Why Secular Liberalism Isn’t Liberal
by Forfare Davis
John Gray, René Girard, and the return of tribal religion
Interview 18 May 2015
book cover Unequal Victors
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Michael Neiberg about his new book on the 1945 Potsdam Conference that helped shape the postwar world.
On Essays and Letters 18 May 2015
book cover On Cocktail Time
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on the Wodehouse novel Cocktail Time and the surprising utility of the word “loopy.”
Review 24 May 2015
image A Conservative Manifesto for Europe
a review 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 24 May 2015
book cover The Holiness of Hobbitry
a review by Adam Schwartz
Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle-earth by Craig Bernthal. Angelico Press, 2014. Paperback, 316 pages, $17.
Essay 31 May 2015
book cover Norman Mailer and the End of Journalism
by Mark Judge
Judge compares Norman Mailer, a leading light in the New Journalism, to his successors today. Beyond mere bias is a deeper reason for the decline of journalism: the end of journalistic boot camp.
Symposium 7 June 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 14 June 2015
book cover Virgil Through the Centuries
a review 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 14 June 2015
book cover The Whig Theory of Christianity
a review 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 21 June 2015
book cover Norman Lear, Conservative?
a review by Patrick McCarthy
Even This I Get to Experience by Norman Lear. Penguin Press, 2014. Hardcover, 448 pages, $33.
Review 21 June 2015
book cover Ethnicity Matters
a review by Eamon Moynihan
Pandaemonium: Ethnicity in International Politics by Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover, 221 pages, $110.

Mere unthinking negative opposition to the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.

Russell Kirk

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