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Summer 2016

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Books in Little 26 June 2016
book cover Books in Little: The Myth of Islamic Spain
by Karl C. Schaffenburg
The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Darío Fernández-Morera. ISI Books, 2016. Hardcover, 358 pages, $30.
Review 26 June 2016
book cover Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition … to Be Explained Fairly
a review by Gene Callahan
Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark. Templeton Press, 2016. Hardcover, 280 pages, $28.
Essay 1 July 2016
image Notes from a Smaller, Freer Island
by Derek Turner
Novelist Derek Turner reflects on the Brexit vote and its causes, coalitions, and likely aftermath.
Books in Little 9 July 2016
book cover Books in Little: Notes towards the Restoration of a Nation in Crisis
by James E. Person Jr.
The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America by F. H. Buckley. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 359 pages, $28.
Review 10 July 2016
book cover A Partial Introduction to Black Conservatism
a review by Chidike Okeem
Black Conservatism: Essays in Intellectual and Political History edited by Peter Eisenstadt. Routledge, 2015. Paperback, 328 pages, $55.
Review 17 July 2016
book cover Did the Burger Court Suffer from the ‘Greenhouse Effect?’
a review by Stephen B. Presser
The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, by Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse. Simon and Schuster, 2016. Hardcover, 468 pp., $30.
Review 24 July 2016
book cover Last Scholastic Standing
a review by Ryan Shinkel
Neo-Scholastic Essays by Edward Feser. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Paperback, 392 pages, $26.
Review 24 July 2016
book cover A Return to the Thought-Murders
a review by Eve Tushnet
Ravelstein, by Saul Bellow. Viking, 2000. 233 pages.
Review 31 July 2016
book cover The Limits (and Misuse) of Air Power
a review by Robert Huddleston
The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940–1945. By Richard Overy. New York: Viking, 2013. Paperback, 592 pages, $18.
Review 31 July 2016
book cover The Habsburgs, a Reconsideration
a review by William Anthony Hay
The Habsburg Empire: A New History by Pieter M. Judson. Belknap Press, 2016. Hardcover, 592 pages, $35.
Books in Little 4 August 2016
book cover Books in Little: The Effort of Mystery
by Ashlee Cowles
The Operation of Grace: Further Essays on Art, Faith, and Mystery by Gregory Wolfe. Cascade Books, 2016. Paperback, 224 pages, $25.
Review 7 August 2016
book cover A Madisonian Lament
a review by John C. Chalberg
A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption by Jay Cost. Encounter Books, 2015. Hardcover, 393 pages, $28.
Essay 8 August 2016
book cover The Return of Douglas MacArthur
by Francis P. Sempa
Sempa surveys several recent books showing a revival of interest in the life, career, and wisdom of General Douglas MacArthur.
Review 15 August 2016
book cover The Art of Robotics
a review by Thomas F. Bertonneau
Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson by Gary Lachman. TarcherPerigee, 2016. Paperback, 416 pages, $26.
Books in Little 18 August 2016
book cover Books in Little: The Good Old Days of Publishing
by Ashlee Cowles
Publishing: A Writer’s Memoir by Gail Godwin. Bloomsbury, 2015. Paperback, 224 pages, $16.
Review 22 August 2016
book cover A Rebel Against Rebellion
a review by Richard Cocks
Conversations with Roger Scruton by Roger Scruton and Mark Dooley. Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016. Hardcover, 213 pages, $28.
Interview 29 August 2016
book cover Horror of Life
an interview by JP O’Malley
O’Malley speaks with Peter Ackroyd CBE about his new biography of Alfred Hitchcock and the great director’s life and work.
Review 4 September 2016
book cover The Latin Literature that almost Wasn’t
a review by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature by Denis Feeney. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 400 pages, $35.
Review 8 September 2016
book cover Backcountry Wisdom from an Investment Banker
a review by Will Hoyt
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance. Harper, 2016. Hardcover, 264 pages, $28.
Review 11 September 2016
book cover Lessons from a Failed Party?
a review by Mark G. Malvasi
John Pendleton Kennedy: Early American Novelist, Whig Statesman, & Ardent Nationalist by Andrew R. Black. Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Cloth, 343 pages, $48.
Review 18 September 2016
book cover Henry George, Anti-Statist
a review by David S. D’Amato
Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age by Edward T. O’Donnell. Columbia University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 376 pages, $38.
Review 21 September 2016
book cover The Last Pratchett
a review by Peter L. Edman
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett. HarperCollins, 2015. Hardcover, 288 pages, $19.

All great systems, ethical or political, attain their ascendency over the minds of men by virtue of their appeal to the imagination; and when they cease to touch the chords of wonder and mystery and hope, their power is lost, and men look elsewhere for some set of principles by which they may be guided.

Russell Kirk

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