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Winter 2015

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Editor’s Note: The Bookman at Its Best

Editorial 29 December 2014
The Bookman at Its Best
by Gerald J. Russello
Review 4 January 2015
book cover Children on the Menu
a review by Craig Bernthal
The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated and edited by Jack Zipes. Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 568 pages, $35.
Review 5 January 2015
book cover Fruits of Procrastination
a review by William Anthony Hay
One Hundred Letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper Edited by Richard Davenport-Hines and Adam Sisman. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 488 pages, $40.
On Essays and Letters 11 January 2015
book cover On Looking for What We Have Been Given
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on the witty and revealing journal entries of Flannery O'Connor on prayer.
Review 11 January 2015
book cover A Gentleman of Letters
a review by Carl Rollyson
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer Edited by J. Michael Lennon. Random House, 2014. Hardcover, 867 pages, $40.
Essay 14 January 2015
image courtesy AEI Walter Berns, RIP
by William Gould
Remembering the great constitutional scholar and political theorist (1919–2015).
Review 18 January 2015
book cover The Remaining Western Illusion
a review by Ted McAllister
Lies, Passions and Illusions: The Democratic Imagination in the Twentieth Century by François Furet. Chicago University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 128 pages, $20.
Review 18 January 2015
book cover The Absurdity of Gender Theory
a review by Micah Mattix
Les démons du bien by Alain de Benoist. Pierre-Guillaume de Roux Editions, 2013. Paperback, 279 pp, €23.00. Non à la théorie du genre! by Alain de Benoist. Editions Mordicus, 2014. Paperback, 28 pp., €4.95.
Review 25 January 2015
book cover That Was in Another Country
a review by R. J. Stove
Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image by Matthew Cecil. University of Kansas Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Essay 25 January 2015
book cover Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner and the Faith that Comes by Hearing
by Pedro Blas González
“I readily believe that there are more invisible Natures in the universe than visible ones. Yet who shall explain to us this numerous company, their grades, their relationships, their distinguishing features, and the functions of each of them?” —epigraph to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Essay 25 January 2015
Jaffa Harry V. Jaffa, RIP
by Robert R. Reilly
Reilly offers some personal reflections on his friendship with Harry Jaffa and what he learned from the great Lincoln scholar and political philosopher.
Review 1 February 2015
book cover Lives of the Saints
a review by Gladden J. Pappin
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Hardcover, 543 pages, $35.
Review 1 February 2015
book cover I Would Kill for the Thrill of First Love
a review by Eve Tushnet
Marta Oulie by Sigrid Undset, translated by Tiina Nunnally, with an introduction by Jane Smiley. University of Minnesota Press, 2014. Paperback, 128 pages, $16.
Review 8 February 2015
book cover Is the Use of Religious Rhetoric by Presidents Effective?
a review by Gary Scott Smith
God Wills It: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion by David O’Connell. Transaction, 2014. Hardcover, 452 pp., $54.95.
Review 8 February 2015
book cover Dinner with Aristotle
a review by Gracy Olmstead
The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think, by Julian Baggini. Granta Books, 2014. Paper, 280 pages, $14.
Review 16 February 2015
book cover America’s First Public Intellectual
a review by Drew Maciag
Selected Writings of Thomas Paine Edited by Ian Shapiro and Jane E. Calvert. Yale University Press, 2014. Paperback, 676 pages, $18.
Review 17 February 2015
book cover Recovering the Esoteric Reader
a review by Ian Tuttle
Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing by Arthur M. Melzer. University of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover, 464 pages, $45.
Review 22 February 2015
book cover Virtue, Family, and Community
a review by Micah Mattix
The Republic of Virtue by Paul Lake. University of Evansville Press, 2013. Hardcover, 80 pages, $15.
On Essays and Letters 22 February 2015
book cover On Merriment
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on an essay by Dr. Johnson on pleasure, joy, and humor.
Review 1 March 2015
book cover In Communion with All the Past
a review by Adam Schwartz
David Jones in the Great War by Thomas Dilworth. Enitharmon Press (London), 2012. Cloth, 228 pp., £15.
Essay 1 March 2015
image A Cause Lost—and Forgotten
by Helen Andrews
Lessons from Mary Ward and the Women’s Anti-Suffragist Movement
Review 8 March 2015
image Understanding the Cold War
a review by Jason K. Duncan
A Brief History of the Cold War by Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding. The Heritage Foundation, 2014. Paperback, 108 pages, $7.
Essay 8 March 2015
book cover Strange Inhabitants of the New World
by Booth Tarkington
An extract from the new edition of Tarkington's collected memoirs edited by Jeremy Beer. This selection includes some of Tarkington’s reflections on the dawn of the automobile age. “If you live, you will yourselves become strange inhabitants of the new world.”
Review 15 March 2015
book cover Is It Too Late for Democracy?
a review by Flavio Felice
Nell’età della tarda democrazia. Scritti sullo Stato, le istituzioni e la politica (In the Age of Late-Democracy: Essays on State, Institutions and Politics), by Lorenzo Ornaghi. Vita e Pensiero, 2013. Paperback, 385 pages, €28.
Essay 15 March 2015
book cover Citizens Without States?
by Lee Trepanier
Adapted from Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization: Citizens without States. Lee Trepanier and Khalil Habib, ed. University of Kentucky Press, 2011. Paperback, 376 pages, $35.

Only a man who remembers his debt to his ancestors is likely to plant for posterity.

Russell Kirk

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