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Winter 2016

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Editor’s Note: Conservatism in Disarray

Review 3 January 2016
book cover Creating in Community
a review by Ashlee Cowles
Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings by Diana P. Glyer. Kent State University Press, 2015. Paperback, 224 pages, $19.
Review 10 January 2016
book cover The Warrior for Free Government
a review by Francis P. Sempa
Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government By Larry P. Arnn. Nelson Books, 2015. Hardcover, 376 pp., $23.
Interview 10 January 2016
book cover After Consensus Ends
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with James Piereson, author of the new book, Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order.
Review 17 January 2016
book cover A Lived, not ‘Living’ Constitution
a review by Steven H. Aden and Josiah A. Aden
The Constitution: An Introduction by Michael S. Paulsen and Luke Paulsen. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 368 pages, $30.
Review 17 January 2016
book cover The Start of the Division of Europe
a review by John Lukacs
After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe by Michael Jones. New American Library, 2015. Hardcover, pp. 374, $28.
Review 24 January 2016
book cover A Circle of Instigators
a review by Adam Schwartz
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015. 644 pp., $35.00 cloth.
Review 24 January 2016
book cover Too Much Reality?
a review by Martyn Wendell Jones
Amends: A Novel by Eve Tushnet. CreateSpace, 2015. Paper, 330 pages, $14.
Review 1 February 2016
book cover The Multifaceted Kirk
a review by Spencer Case
Russell Kirk: American Conservative by Bradley J. Birzer. University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Hardcover, 608 pp., $35.
Editorial 2 February 2016
Conservatism in Disarray
by Gerald J. Russello
Essay 7 February 2016
book cover The Courage of Lewis and Clark
by Pedro Blas González
González reflects on the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to consider their effect on history and their surprisingly effective work in “existential ethnography.”
Review 8 February 2016
book cover At Long Last
a review by Benjamin G. Lockerd
The Poems of T. S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 2 volumes, 1344 + 688 pages, $45/$40.
Essay 13 February 2016
Scalia Antonin Scalia (1936–2016)
by Stephen B. Presser
Professor Presser offers farewell remarks on the occasion of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and his hopes that the Justice’s principled approach to jurisprudence will yet carry the day.
Review 21 February 2016
book cover A Memorial Wall of Words
a review by Eamon Moynihan
Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev, translated by Antonina W. Bouis. New Vessel Press, 2016 Paper, 290 pages. $16.
Review 28 February 2016
book cover Rabelais in the Graveyard
a review by Frank Freeman
Graveyard Clay (Cré na Cille): A Narrative in Ten Interludes by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated by Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 368 pp., $25.
Review 28 February 2016
book cover Reading Sowell in the Badlands
a review by Peter L. Edman
Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 244 pages plus notes and index, $30.
To the Point 6 March 2016
Kirk An Encounter with Ayn Rand
by Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1962
Review 6 March 2016
book cover A Modern Plutarch
a review by Jason R. Edwards
The Road to Character by David Brooks. Random House, 2015. Hardcover, 320 pages, $28.
Review 13 March 2016
book cover Hope for a Conservative Remnant
a review by James E. Person Jr.
The Conservative Rebellion by Richard Bishirjian. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Hardcover, 171 pages, $25.
Review 13 March 2016
book cover Modernists in Middle-Earth
a review by A. M. Juster
Tolkien among the Moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood. University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Paperback, 303 pages, $32.
Review 21 March 2016
book cover Memory and Mythmaking
a review by Karl C. Schaffenburg
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945 (Citizens and Soldiers) By Nicholas Stargardt Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 704 pp., $35.
Review 21 March 2016
book cover Judges and Dons
a review by Allen Mendenhall
Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary by Richard Posner. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30.

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

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