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Summer 2013

Contents

Editor’s Note: The Conservative Mind at Sixty

Review 26 June 2013
book cover From Practice to Theory
by Greg Kaza
It Didn’t Have to Be This Way: Why Boom and Bust Is Unnecessary—and How the Austrian School of Economics Breaks the Cycle by Harry C. Veryser. ISI Books, 2013. Hardcover, 318 pages, $29.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover The Use and Abuse of Samuel Johnson
by Ian Crowe
The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 264 pages, $85. The Politics of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 256 pages, $85.
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover The Needs of Modernity’s Orphans
by Daniel McCarthy
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover An Excursion into the Broader World
by George H. Nash
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover The Deeper Roots of Social Order
by Bruce P. Frohnen
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover A Problem of Definition
by Steven P. Millies
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Editorial 26 June 2013
book cover The Conservative Mind at Sixty
by Gerald J. Russello
Russell Kirk’s most widely read book is The Conservative Mind, first published in 1953. The Bookman has asked a distinguished group of writers to participate in a symposium on its legacy and why Kirk’s thought is worth engaging today.
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover The Joyful Conservative
by James E. Person Jr.
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover Life Is Worth Living
by Lee Edwards
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover What Is the Legacy of ‘The Conservative Mind’?
by W. Wesley McDonald
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover Reflections of a Conservative Liberal
by Drew Maciag
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 26 June 2013
book cover The Personalism of The Conservative Mind
by Bradley J. Birzer
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Review 26 June 2013
book cover Rushmore’s Odd Man Out
by John C. Chalberg
Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition by Jean M. Yarbrough. University of Kansas Press, 2012. Cloth, 337 pp., $40.
Interview 26 June 2013
book cover Family and Faith: A Two-Way Street
by Gerald J. Russello
An interview with Mary Eberstadt on How the West Really Lost God.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover The Literary Burke
by William F. Byrne
Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain, by Ian Crowe. Stanford University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, $65.
Interview 26 June 2013
book cover Crowding Out Virtues
by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Michael J. Sandel on his new book, What Money Can’t Buy.
Essay 26 June 2013
book cover Deinstitutionalizing the Humanities?
by Peter Augustine Lawler
Lawler takes up the argument of Lee Siegel on the place of the humanities, suggesting that the study of great books needs a context and that we should celebrate a different kind of diversity.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover Reading C. S. Lewis from the Inside Out
by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
C. S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath. Tyndale, 2013. Hardcover, 488 pages, $24.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover Characterizing the Two Britains
by Jonathan M. Paquette
Sea Changes by Derek Turner. Washington Summit Publishers, 2012. Paperback, 456 pages, $23.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover Books in Little
by Ashlee L. Cowles
Brief reviews of recent books from Theodore Dalrymple and J. R. R. Tolkien plus books on historical consciousness and the trivium.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover Another Epitaph on American Exceptionalism
by Andrew J. Bacevich
Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century by Patrick Smith. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 231 pages, $27.50.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover Can You Hear Me Now?
by Jason R. Edwards
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Broadway/Random House, 2013. Paper, 368 pages, $16.

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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