The University Bookman

 
 

Winter 2018

Contents

Review 24 December 2017
book cover William F. Buckley, Jr. and His Presidents
a review by G. Tracy Mehan, III
A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. by Alvin S. Felzenberg. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 417 pages, $35.
Review 24 December 2017
book cover What Happened to Blackford Oakes?
a review by William F. Meehan III
A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. by Alvin S. Felzenberg. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 417 pages, $35.
Interview 27 December 2017
book cover Great Minds and Humble Servants
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
In this conversation, Philipp Rosemann, general editor of the Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations series, discusses his work to make accessible the work of medieval texts in Latin, and why tradition needs both the major figures and those who help transmit their ideas for new generations.
Review 31 December 2017
book cover The Problem with Liberalism
a review by Ted McAllister
The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017. Hardcover, 226 pages, $24.
Review 31 December 2017
book cover The High Price of Duty
a review by Daniel McCarthy
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics by Mark Lilla. HarperCollins, 2017. Hardcover, 143 pages, $25.
Review 7 January 2018
book cover Mistaking Defeat for Victory?
a review by Jesse Merriam
Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement by Daniel Bennett. University Press of Kansas, 2017. Hardcover, 224 pages, $35.
Review 7 January 2018
book cover We’re in This Together
a review by Sarah Ruden
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard. W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. Paperback, 608 pages, $17.95.
Review 14 January 2018
book cover The Words of a Giant of the Law
a review by Stephen B. Presser
Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived by Antonin Scalia, edited by Christopher J. Scalia and Edward Whelan. Crown Forum, 2017. Cloth, 420 pages, $30.
Books in Little 14 January 2018
book cover Books in Little: A Certain Freedom
by Frank Freeman
Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis by Liesl Olson. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 392 pages, $35.
Review 14 January 2018
book cover The Inevitability of Liberal Failure?
a review by Samuel Goldman
Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen. Yale University Press, 2018. Hardcover, 256 pages, $40.

A poor man, if he has dignity, honesty, the respect of his neighbors, a realization of his duties, a love of the wisdom of his ancestors, and possibly some taste for knowledge or beauty, is rich in the unbought grace of life.

Russell Kirk

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The Inevitability of Liberal Failure?
Samuel Goldman

Books in Little: A Certain Freedom
Frank Freeman

The Words of a Giant of the Law
Stephen B. Presser

We’re in This Together
Sarah Ruden

Mistaking Defeat for Victory?
Jesse Merriam

The High Price of Duty
Daniel McCarthy


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Bookman Contributors Elsewhere

William Anthony Hay on the split between Walter Berns and Harry Jaffa in the Wall Street Journal.

Richard Reinsch interviews Brad Gregory on Luther’s legacy,

Joseph Bottom on the Pathfinder and the election of 1856

Allen Mendenhall on the maverick former judge Richard Posner.

Helen Andrews on Mugabe and Zimbabwe.

John Lukacs —the great contemporary historian has pieces in both Chronicles (on being surrounded by books) and First Things (on a displaced pianist).

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