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Winter 2011

Editor’s Note

Welcome to the New Bookman

Welcome to the new University Bookman! After some significant behind the scenes reworking, the country’s oldest conservative book review is back with a new online presence, continuing our decades-long discussion of the important books and ideas of our age.

The new site features exclusive interviews, reviews, essays, and a look back at the archives in a regular “Best of the Bookman” feature.

Our inaugural postings feature a classic Bookman review from John Lukacs and new items from Jim Person and William Anthony Hay. Check back for our weekly updates of new exclusive content.

Once you have had a look around, please consider supporting the Bookman, which is easy to do by contributing here.

We look forward to continuing the Bookman’s distinguished tradition in defending the Permanent Things.

Gerald J. Russello

Posted: January 30, 2011 in Editor’s Notes.

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A Conservative Scholar’s Wisdom
George H. Nash
Assorted Items from Our Archives

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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