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Winter 2013

Contents

On Essays and Letters 23 December 2012
book cover On Quotations
by James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 23 December 2012
book cover A Player Piano for the Twenty-First Century
by Gary L. Gregg II
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dial Press 1999 [1952] Paper, 352 pages, $15.
Editorial 23 December 2012
Looking Forward and Back
by Gerald J. Russello
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Bloodied Beauty
by Peter L. Edman
The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy by Philip Tallon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cloth, 266 pages, $74.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Testing the Metaphor
by JP O’Malley
Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with J. G. Ballard, 1967–2008, Edited by Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara. Fourth Estate, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, £25.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover The Persistence of History
by P. Bracy Bersnak
After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy by Chilton Williamson, Jr. ISI Books, 2012 Hardcover, 288 pages, $28
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Hope or Despair? Roger Kimball and the Future of Culture
by Wilfred M. McClay
The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia by Roger Kimball. St. Augustine’s Press, 2012. Hardcover, 360 pp., $35.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover A Church of One
by Michael J. Ard
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry. Viking, 2012, Cloth, 480 pages, $35.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Think Local, Act Local
by Tobias J. Lanz
How to Think Seriously About the Planet: The Case for an Environmental Conservatism by Roger Scruton. Oxford University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 464 pages, $30.
Interview 23 December 2012
image The Libertarian Who Loves Kirk: Bradley Birzer on the Permanent Things
by Gerald J. Russello
Interview 23 December 2012
image Prog Rock and the Permanent Things: More with Bradley Birzer
by Gerald J. Russello
Review 23 December 2012
book cover (The Future of) Liberalism in Our Disordered Age
by Ted V. McAllister
Post-Liberalism: The Death of a Dream by Melvyn L. Fein. Transaction Press, 2012. Cloth, 359 pages, $40.
Essay 23 December 2012
book cover Marital Distress and the 2012 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize
by Eugene Schlanger
Stag’s Leap: Poems, by Sharon Olds. Knopf, 2012. 112 pages, Hardcover, $27; Paperback, $17.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Tolkien and the Great Tale
by Adam Schwartz
The Christian World of ‘The Hobbit’ by Devin Brown. Abingdon Press, 2012 193 pp., $14.99 paper.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Capitalism vs. the Free Market
by Ivan Pongracic
The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You edited by Tom Palmer. Jameson Books, Inc., 2011. Paperback, 129 pp., $8.95. Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy by Robert Sirico. Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2012. Hardcover, 213 pp. $27.95.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover The Perils of Neutrality
by Bruce P. Frohnen
The Common Good of Constitutional Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy and on Catholic Social Teaching by Martin Rhonheimer, edited by William F. Murphy, Jr. Catholic University of America Press, 2013. Paperback, 560 pages, $45.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Uncle Walt and the Lost Era of Network News
by John C. Chalberg
Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley. HarperCollins, 2012. Hardcover, 819 pages, $35.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Churchill After the War
by Francis P. Sempa
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940–1965 by William Manchester and Paul Reid. Little Brown and Company, 2012. Hardcover, 1182 pages, $40.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Morality and Order
by A. W. R. Hawkins
Redeeming the Time by Russell Kirk, ed. Jeffrey O. Nelson. Wilmington, ISI Books, 1996. Cloth, 321 pages, $24.95.
Review 23 December 2012
book cover Chronicling the Conservatives
by Derek Turner
The Conservatives—A History by Robin Harris. London: Bantam Press, 2012, hb., 632pps., £30.

To live with a gnawing grudge against one’s own civilization is the way to a personal Hell, not to a Terrestrial Paradise.

Russell Kirk

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