The University Bookman


Spring 2011

Editor’s Note

Taking Stock

Though you would not know it from the weather outside the Bookman’s headquarters, Spring has come, and with it the end of the first quarter of the new online University Bookman.

The transition has been a success: our overall traffic has increased beyond even the greatest extent of our print subscription, and we have achieved recognition in Bookforum and National Review online, among other places. We continue to attract quality reviewers like William Anthony Hay and Adam Schwartz, and essayists like Pedro Gonzalez and Eugene Schlanger, whose cry against modern poetry has been making waves throughout the poetry world.

In addition, our interviews with Dan Mahoney, Gary Gregg, and John Byron Kuhner highlight the important contributions these authors are making with books that, in different ways, focus on the Permanent Things. And we were glad to welcome Father James V. Schall back to his regular column, continued from the print edition.

There is much more to come as we continue through 2011, including more interviews, symposia, and, as always, treats from the Bookman archives and quality reviews of serious books. We thank you for your support, and look forward to the conversation.  

Gerald J. Russello

Posted: April 3, 2011 in Editor’s Notes.

Did you see this one?

From the Nightstand of a Bookman . . .
Bruce Frohnen
Volume 46, Number 1 (Spring 2008)

A culture is perennially in need of renewal. A culture does not survive and prosper merely by being taken for granted; active defense is always required, and imaginative growth, too.

Russell Kirk


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