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Summer 2017

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On Letters and Essays 25 June 2017
Fr. Schall On the Human Art of Cooking
by James V. Schall, S.J.
Fr. Schall reflects on cooking, and eating, inspired by a new family cookbook assembled by Anne Husted Burleigh.
Review 25 June 2017
book cover How to Implement First Principles
a review by Karl C. Schaffenburg
The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It by Timothy Sandefur. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 267 pages, $26.
Review 2 July 2017
book cover A Window on a Vanishing World
a review by Emőke Dénes
Comrade Baron: A Journey through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy by Jaap Scholten. Helena History Press, 2016. Paperback, 404 pages, $24.
Review 2 July 2017
book cover A Life Told by a Critic
a review by Carl Rollyson
William Faulkner: A Life through Novels by André Bleikasten, translated by Miriam Watchorn with the collaboration of Roger Little. Indiana University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 511 pages, $50.
Review 9 July 2017
Grimm book cover From Hungary to the Outback
a review by Karl Schmude
Flight from the Brothers Grimm: A European-Australian Memoir by Valerie Murray. Sydney: Books Unleashed, 2016. Paperback, 184 pages, Aust.$20.
Review 9 July 2017
book cover The Two Hoovers
a review by John C. Chalberg
Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye. Simon and Schuster, 2016. Hardcover, 551 pages, $32.50.
Review 16 July 2017
book cover The Real, Imagined
a review by Jeremy A. Kee
Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo by Mark C. Taylor. Columbia University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 344 pages, $26.
Review 16 July 2017
book cover The Whole Truth
a review by Benjamin G. Lockerd
How to Be a Conservative by Roger Scruton. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Hardcover, ix + 195 pages, $20.50.
Review 23 July 2017
book cover A Forgotten Hero of the War
a review by Robert Huddleston
Fighter Pilot by L. C. Beck. [Wetzel 1946] Kessinger Publishing, 2010. Paperback, 200 pages, $20.
Review 23 July 2017
book cover Revolt No More: A Return to Midwestern History
a review by Gregory L. Schneider
From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920–1965 by Jon K. Lauck. University of Iowa Press, 2017. Paperback, 246 pages, $27.50.
Review 30 July 2017
book cover The Greater Your Heart, the Greater Your Sorrows
a review by Timothy D. Lusch
The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi, translated by Deborah Smith. Grove Press, 2017. Hardcover, 256 pages, $25.
Review 1 August 2017
book cover The Soul of Man Under Socialism
a review by André P. DeBattista
The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi, translated by Deborah Smith. Grove Press, 2017. Hardcover, 256 pages, $25.
Review 6 August 2017
book cover Liar or Fake, and Other Clarifying Questions
a review by Richard Cocks
Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays by Roger Scruton. Devon: Notting Hill Editions, 2017. Hardcover, 208 pages, $12.89.
Review 6 August 2017
book cover The Lost Great Modernist
a review by Adam Schwartz
David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet by Thomas Dilworth. Jonathan Cape, 2017. Hardcover, 432 pp., $15.
Essay 13 August 2017
book cover Schiller and the Two Drives of the Person
by Pedro Blas González
González looks at lessons for today's postmodern culture in the German Romantic's On the Aesthetic Education of Man.
Review 13 August 2017
book cover Diana Trilling’s Search for a Hero
a review by Carl Rollyson
The Untold Journey: The Life of Diana Trilling by Natalie Robins. Columbia University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 424 pages, $33.
Review 20 August 2017
book cover Destroying an ‘Evil Empire’
a review by André P. DeBattista
A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century by Paul Kengor. ISI Books, 2017. Hardcover, 638 pages, $23.66
Interview 22 August 2017
book cover A Righteous Republic?
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
We interview Yale professor Philip Gorski on his recent book American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present.
Books in Little 27 August 2017
book cover Books in Little: A Literate Lawyer
by Jason Jewell
Of Bees and Boys: Lines from a Southern Lawyer by Allen Mendenhall. Red Dirt Press, 2017. Paperback, 76 pages, $12.95.
Interview 27 August 2017
book cover The Book Doesn’t Change, But the Reader Does
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with Daniel Moran, author of Creating Flannery O’Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers (2016).
Review 3 September 2017
book cover A Great Story, Almost
a review by Ben Reinhard
Beren and Lúthien by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. Hardcover, 288 pages, $30.
Review 3 September 2017
book cover Recovering Thoreau
a review by John Byron Kuhner
Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls. University of Chicago Press, 2017. Hardcover, 640 pages, $35.
Books in Little 10 September 2017
book cover Books in Little: Philosophy for Life
by Frank Freeman
On Life and Death by Cicero. Translated by John Davie. Oxford University Press, 2017. Paper, 261 pages, $17.
Review 10 September 2017
book cover Treasures in the Garden
a review by Matthew M. Robare
The Walled Garden: Poems by Andrew Thornton-Norris. CreateSpace, 2011, 2015. Paper, 74 pages, $7.
Review 10 September 2017
book cover Burning River: Glimpses from the Banks of the Cuyahoga
a review by Will Hoyt
Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, 2nd Edition, edited by Richie Piiparinen and Anne Trubek. Belt Publishing, 2014. Paper, 272 pages, $20. The Akron Anthology, edited by Jason Segedy. Belt Publishing, 2016. Paper, 211 pages, $20.
Review 17 September 2017
book cover A French Murder and Its Aftermath
a review by Eve-Alice Roustang
Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes by Ivan Jablonka. Paris: Le Seuil, 2016. Paperback, 400 pages, €21.
Review 17 September 2017
book cover Transylvanian Dreams and Nightmares
a review by Greg Morrison
Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Valdimar Ásmundsson, Translated by Hans Corneel de Roos. Overlook Press, 2017. Hardcover, 320 pages, $30.

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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