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Winter 2017

Contents

Editor’s Note: Conservative Thinking on Immigration

Review 25 December 2016
book cover Summoned to Greatness
a review by William F. Meehan III
A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century by William F. Buckley Jr., edited by James Rosen. Crown Forum, 2016. Hardcover, 336 pages, $22.
To the Point 29 December 2016
Kirk Reoccupying the City
by Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1967
Review 1 January 2017
book cover The Art of Sinking in Poetry
a review by Greg Morrison
The Billy Collins Experience by A. M. Juster. Kelsay Books, 2016. Paperback, 66 pages, $14.
Review 2 January 2017
book cover A Guide to the Nightmare Countries
a review by Kenneth Hite
Horror: A Literary History edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes. The British Library, 2016. Hardcover, 232 pages, $30.
Review 8 January 2017
book cover Endo and the Challenge of Orthodoxy
a review by Lee Oser
Silence: A Novel by Shūsaku Endō, translated by William Johnston. Picador Modern Classics, 2016. Paperback, 212+xxvi pages, $16.
Review 8 January 2017
book cover Our Real Constitution—And What Happened to It
a review by Allen Mendenhall
Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law By Bruce P. Frohnen and George W. Carey. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 293 pages, $45.
Review 15 January 2017
book cover An American Arcadia Made Accessible
a review by Sarah Phelps Smith
The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait by W. Barksdale Maynard. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Hardcover, 276 pages, $34.95.
Review 15 January 2017
book cover Hitchens: A Look at a Skeptic
a review by Spencer Case
The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist by Larry Alex Taunton. Nelson Books, 2016. Hardcover, 199 pages, $15.
Review 22 January 2017
book cover Four Acres in Herefordshire
a review by Robert Grano
The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland by John Lewis-Stempel. Doubleday, 2016. Hardcover, 298 pages, £16.99.
Essay 23 January 2017
book cover When Time Was Measured in Decades
by Pedro Blas González
Gonzáles discusses Spanish novelist Miguel Delibes and his 1964 work, Viejas historias de Castilla la Vieja.
Review 29 January 2017
book cover The Future of France
a review by Eamon Moynihan
Faire by François Fillon. Albin Michel, 2015. Paper, 313 pages. Vaincre le totalitarisme Islamique by François Fillon. Albin Michel, 2016. Paper, 155 pages.
Review 29 January 2017
book cover Not Lucian’s Lucian
a review by Sarah Ruden
Lucian’s Dialogues of the Gods, translated by H. & F. Fowler & W. Tooke, edited by Nicholas Jeeves. PDR Press, 2016. Paperback, 149 pages, $14.
Symposium 6 February 2017
image The Proxy War
by Daniel McCarthy
Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger
Symposium 6 February 2017
image Free Minds, Free Markets, and Free People
by Bradley J. Birzer
Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger
Symposium 6 February 2017
image What Can the Declaration of Independence Teach Us About Immigration?
by David Azerrad
Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger
Symposium 6 February 2017
image We Want Workers, But We Must Form American Citizens
by Richard M. Reinsch II
Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger
Symposium 6 February 2017
image Universal and Territorial: The American Republic
by Peter Augustine Lawler
Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger
Symposium 6 February 2017
image Of Human Nature and the Obligations of the State
by Bruce P. Frohnen
Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger
Symposium 6 February 2017
image Toward a Conservative Immigration Policy
by Yuval Levin
Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger
Editorial 6 February 2017
image Conservative Thinking on Immigration
by Gerald J. Russello
Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger. A Bookman Symposium
Review 12 February 2017
book cover Canada as Cradle of Conservatism?
a review by Grant Havers
The North American High Tory Tradition by Ron Dart. Foreword by Jonathan M. Paquette. American Anglican Press, 2016. Paperback, 337 pages, $28.
Review 12 February 2017
book cover H Is for Heritage Rejected
a review by Jason Morgan
H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald. Grove Press, Reprint Edition, 2016. Paper, 320 pages, $16.
Review 19 February 2017
book cover Love and the Law Professors
a review by Allen Mendenhall
Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law by Stephen B. Presser. West Academic Publishing, 2017. Hardcover, 502 pages, $48.
Review 19 February 2017
image From Marxist to Black Conservative
a review by Chidike Okeem
Black and Conservative: The Autobiography of George S. Schuyler by George S. Schuyler. Arlington House, 1966. Hardcover, 362 pages, $5.95.
Review 23 February 2017
book cover When Science Opens to Faith
a review by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating the Sciences by Stacy A. Trasancos. Ave Maria Press, 2016. Paper, 192 pages, $15.95.
Essay 26 February 2017
book cover Roy Campbell: A Poet for Our Time?
by Matthew M. Robare
Robare looks at the work of poet Roy Campbell on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, exploring why he has been blacklisted by the literary establishment and his fight against the elitist snowflakes of his own time.
Interview 26 February 2017
book cover On Not Facing the Death of a Civilization
an interview by JP O’Malley
This conversation with translator Will Stone about the prewar celebrity Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig covers the failure of a generation, the death of a culture, and the rise of nationalism.
Books in Little 5 March 2017
book cover Books in Little: Lewis as Political Thinker
by Frank Freeman
C. S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law by Justin Buckley Dyer and Micah J. Watson. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 170 pages, $45.
Review 5 March 2017
book cover On Not Conserving Liberalism
a review by Marc Mason
Conserving America?: Essays on Present Discontents by Patrick J. Deneen. St. Augustines Press, 2016. Paper, 192 pages, $19.
Review 5 March 2017
book cover Reclaiming the ‘Higher’ in Higher Education
a review by Jeremy A. Kee
American Heresies and Higher Education by Peter Augustine Lawler. St. Augustine’s Press, 2016. Paperback, 224 pages, $20.
Review 12 March 2017
book cover A Splendid Retelling
a review by Francis P. Sempa
Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940 by John Kelly. Scribner, 2015. Hardcover, 384 pages, $30.
Review 12 March 2017
book cover Glimpses of a Great Light
a review by Greg Morrison
Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons edited by Francesca Bugliani Knox. PIMS, 2016. Hardcover, 416 pages, $65.
Review 16 March 2017
book cover Books in Little: End of an Era
a review by Tatiana Lozano
This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason by Mark Molesky. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Hardcover, 512 pages, $35.
Review 19 March 2017
book cover Strange Thing: How Camus Wrote ‘The Stranger’
a review by Frank Freeman
Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic by Alice Kaplan. University of Chicago Press, 2016. Hardcover, 288 pages, $26.
Review 19 March 2017
image Testimony to a Catholic Existentialist
a review by Gregory Wolfe
Renée Radell: Web of Circumstance by Eleanor Heartney. Predmore Press, 2016. Hardcover, 220 pages, $80.
On Letters and Essays 26 March 2017
book cover De Animali Ambulante
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall enjoys Alexandra Horowitz’s book on walking and paying attention to what you encounter.

The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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