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Dark Night, Black Hopes Volume 20, Number 1 (Autumn 1979)
by R. Kenton Craven
The Death of Christian Culture, by John Senior. Arlington House, Publishers, 1978 [Revised edition, IHS Press, 2008]. Paperback, 192 pages, $29.
The Enduring Wisdom of Bryce Volume 33, Number 3 (Summer 1993)
by Gerald J. Russello
The Hindrances to Good Citizenship, by James Bryce. Introduction by Howard G. Schneiderman. Transaction Publishers, 1993. 186 pp., $36.
The Literary and Southern Schooling of ‘Mad Jack’ Randolph Volume 22, Number 2 (Winter 1982)
by James J. Thompson Jr.
The Education of John Randolph, by Robert Dawidoff. W. W. Norton & Co., 1979. Hardcover, 346 pp., $19.95.
The Oral Tradition Volume 22, Number 2 (Winter 1982)
by Mark Royden Winchell
Robert Penn Warren Talking: Interviews 1950–1978, edited by Floyd C. Watkins and John T. Hiers. Random House, 1980. Hardcover, 289 pp., $12.95.
Solzhenitsyn Interpreted Volume 22, Number 2 (Winter 1982)
by John Bowling
Solzhenitsyn: The Moral Vision by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980. Hardcover, 239 pages.
A Poet Aware of the Past Volume 30, Number 3 (Spring 1990)
by Thomas Molnar
Most Ancient of All Splendors, by Johann Moser. Sophia Institute Press, 1989. Hardcover, 94 pages, $15.
An Anti-Utopian Life Volume 39, Number 3 (Fall 1999)
by Kevin J. McNamara
Isaiah Berlin: A Life, by Michael Ignatieff. New York: Owl Books, 1999. Paper, 356pp., $16.
A Champion of Inherited Culture Volume 28, Number 3 (Spring 1988)
by William McCann
The Intemperate Professor and Other Cultural Splenetics, by Russell Kirk. Sherwood Sugden and Company, 1988. 143pp. paper, $7.95.
Resisting Delusions Assorted Items from Our Archives
by John Lyon
Chance or Reality and Other Essays by Stanley L. Jaki. University Press of America, 1986. 258 pp., $14.50 paper.
The Puritan Society: Toward Pluralism Assorted Items from Our Archives
by Daniel R. Campbell
The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather by Michael G. Hall. Wesleyan University Press, 1988. xv + 438 pp. $35.
In Search of Community Volume 39, Number 3 (Fall 1999)
by Allan Carlson
Community and Tradition: Conservative Perspectives on the American Experience, edited by George W. Carey and Bruce Frohnen. Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. Paper, 216pp., $23.
Fiction and Philosophy Volume 19, Number 4 (Summer 1979)
by Jere Real
On Moral Fiction, by John Gardner. Basic Books, 1977.
Civilization in Davy Jones’s Locker Volume 39, Number 3 (Fall 1999)
by Patrick Allitt
The Emerging Atlantic Culture by Thomas Molnar. Transaction Publishers, 1994. 110pp., $34.95 cloth.
The Old French Wars Volume 14, Number 3 (Spring 1974)
by Regis Courtemanche
Arms for Empire: A Military History of the British Colonies in North America, 1607–1763, by Douglas B. Leach. Macmillan (Macmillan Wars of the United States), 1973. 556 pp., $14.95.
Eric Voegelin: A Philosopher’s Journey Volume 18, Number 4 (Summer 1978)
by J. M. Porter
“In our institutionalized society, it is indeed a phenomenon to have created a philosophic school without a graduate school as a base.” This 1978 essay from our archives looks at three distinct stages in the development of the thought of this key political philosopher.
The Middling Mind Volume 31, Number 3 (Fall 1991)
by Stephen Tonsor
The Politics of the Center: The Juste Milieu in Theory and Practice, France and England, 1815–1848, by Vincent E. Starzinger, with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Books, 1991. Paperback, 181 pages, $19.95.
Modesty Is the Best Policy Volume 39, Number 3 (Fall 1999)
by Kara Björklund
A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue by Wendy Shalit. The Free Press, 1999. Cloth, 291 pp., $24. What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman by Danielle Crittenden. Simon and Schuster, 1999. Cloth, 202 pp., $23.
Dueling Visions Volume 39, Number 3 (Fall 1999)
by Morgan N. Knull
Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative/Libertarian Debate, edited by George W Carey. ISI Books, 1998, Cloth, xxii + 231 pp., $25.
No More Idols: Taking Measure of a Modern Prophet Volume 34, Number 4 (Winter 1994)
by Vigen Guroian
Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. Regnery Gateway 1993. Cloth, xi + 432 pp., $24.
An Integrated Vision Volume 39, Number 3 (Fall 1999)
by Andre Gushurst‑Moore
Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot’s Physics and Poetics, by Benjamin G. Lockerd, Jr. Bucknell University Press, 1999. 320pp., $48.50 cloth.
Paul Elmer More and the Relevance of Life and Letters Volume 22, Number 2 (Winter 1982)
by T. John Jamieson
In this essay from 1982, Mr. Jamieson reviews the life and thought of the great Humanist critic turned Christian apologist.
The Problem of Democratic Individualism Volume 28, Number 3 (Spring 1988)
by Peter Augustine Lawler
In this item from 1988, Peter Augustine Lawler looks at both Tocqueville and Robert Bellah to illuminate the problem of democratic individualism.
Strong Essays on Burke Volume 9, Number 2 (Winter 1969)
by Francis Canavan, S.J.
Edmund Burke, the Enlightenment and the Modern World, edited by Peter J. Stanlis. Detroit: University of Detroit Press, 1967. 129 pp.
Defining the Just Society Volume 13, Number 2 (Winter 1973)
by Haven Bradford Gow
A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1972.
Can America Find Order? Volume 12, Number 2 (Winter 1972)
by Donald A. Zoll
An Unsettled People: Social Order and Disorder in American History, by Rowland Berthoff. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.
‘Love Divine’: Remembering Gerhart Niemeyer Volume 37, Number 4 (Winter 1997)
by Robert Francis Smith
An Extraordinary Book Volume 31, Number 3 (Fall 1991)
by Ward Allen
Regionalism and Nationalism in the United States: The Attack on Leviathan, by Donald Davidson, with a new introduction by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers, [1938] 1991. xxiii + 368 pp., $33.
The Rebirth of a Christian State Volume 31, Number 2 (Summer 1991)
by E. Christian Kopff
The Byzantine Revival, 780–842, by Warren Treadgold. Stanford University Press, 1988, 504 pp., $49.50.
Conservatism and Decline Volume 14, Number 1 (Autumn 1973)
by Francis Russell
The Conservative Mind, from Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk. Fifth revised edition. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1973.
Unamuno: No Evangelist, No Secularist Volume 15, Number 1 (Autumn 1974)
by Thomas Howard
The Agony of Christianity by Miguel de Unamuno. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan; annotated by Anthony Kerrigan and Martin Nozick. Vol. 5 in the Bollingen works of Unamuno. Princeton University Press, 1974. $11.00.
Liberal Impartiality Volume 6, Number 1 (Autumn 1965)
by Francis Canavan, S.J.
The Burke-Paine Controversy: Texts and Criticism, edited by Ray B. Browne. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1963. 230 pp.
A Dark Prospect Volume 14, Number 1 (Autumn 1973)
by M. E. Bradford
The Future of Literature, by Arther S. Trace Jr. New York: Phaedra Publishers, Inc., 1972.
These Marks of Remembrance Volume 29, Number 4 (Summer 1989)
by M. E. Bradford
Collected Letters of John Randolph of Roanoke to Dr. John Brockenbrough, 1812–1833. Edited by Kenneth Shorey, with a foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Books, 1988. Hardcover, 192 pages [e-text].
Leviathan’s Predictable Servants Volume 6, Number 1 (Autumn 1965)
by M. E. Bradford
The Burden of Time: The Fugitives and Agrarians by John L. Stewart. Princeton University Press, 1965. Hardcover, 566 pages.
The Critics of Burke Volume 31, Number 3 (Fall 1991)
by Dante Germino
Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications, edited by Daniel E. Ritchie. Transaction Publishers, 1990, xxvi + 291 pp., $29.95.
The Moral Imperative of Edmund Burke Volume 31, Number 3 (Fall 1991)
by Rod Preece
Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution by Peter J. Stanlis, Foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers, 1991. xxi +259 pp. $40. Edmund Burke: Prescription and Providence by Francis Canavan. Carolina Academic Press, 1987. xiv +183 pp. $24.
Thank You, Gerhart Niemeyer Volume 37, Number 4 (Winter 1997)
by Angelo M. Codevilla
This concise “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1997 honors the late Notre Dame professor Gerhart Niemeyer, student of Voegelin and authority on ideologies, and suggests some of his enduring legacies—including a very Platonic lesson—were those taught by example.
The Conservative Mind Renewed Volume 19, Number 2 (Winter 1979)
by George H. Nash
We mark the 60th anniversary of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind in 2013. In this “Best of the Bookman” review from 1979, Senior Fellow George H. Nash reviews the sixth edition on the book’s 25th anniversary.
Farming, Community, and Culture Volume 34, Number 4 (Winter 1994)
by N. Alan Cornett
Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community, by Wendell Berry. Pantheon Books 1994, 208 pp., $20, cloth; $10 paper.
An Exercise in Polemic Volume 38, Number 2 (Summer 1998)
by Barry Alan Shain
The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785–1800, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1996, 367 pp., $30 cloth.
Reflections on the Fundamental Law Volume 32, Number 2 (Spring 1992)
by Anthony Harrigan
The Conservative Constitution, by Russell Kirk. Regnery Gateway, 1990. Hardcover, 241 pp., $22.95 (as reviewed). Revised and expanded as Rights and Duties, with an introduction by Russell Hittinger (Spence, 1997).
A Blinkered Life of Burke Volume 33, Number 4 (Fall 1993)
by Francis Canavan, S.J.
The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography and Commented Anthology of Edmund Burke, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1992.Paper 692 pp., $34.95.
Burke Endures Volume 37, Number 4 (Winter 1997)
by Brian C. Anderson
The Enduring Edmund Burke, edited by Ian Crowe. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1997. 221pp., $25 cloth.
True Ethical Humanism Volume 33, Number 4 (Fall 1993)
by Milton Hindus
Rousseau and Romanticism, by Irving Babbitt. With a new Introduction by Claes G. Ryn. Transaction Publishers, 1991.
A Conservative Scholar’s Wisdom Volume 31, Number 2 (Summer 1991)
by George H. Nash
The Case for Conservatism by Francis Graham Wilson, with a new introduction by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers [1951, 1969, 1990, 2011], 74 pp., $20 paper.
The Character of Our Constitution Volume 38, Number 1 (Spring 1998)
by Bruce Frohnen
Rights and Duties: Reflections on Our Conservative Constitution by Russell Kirk. Spence Publishing Company, 1997, 208 pp., $28 cloth.
Living Conservatism Volume 33, Number 4 (Fall 1993)
by Edward Ericson, Jr.
Virtue and the Promise of Conservatism: the Legacy of Burke and Tocqueville, by Bruce Frohnen. University Press of Kansas, 1993. Cloth, 264 pages, $25.
The Unknown Hegel Volume 29, Number 4 (Summer 1989)
by W. Wesley McDonald
The Search for Historical Meaning: Hegel and the Postwar American Right by Paul Edward Gottfried. Dekalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1986, Revised edition 2010. Paper, $24.
Sir Henry Sumner Maine on Democracy Volume 18, Number 4 (Summer 1978)
by Dennis T. Connell
Popular Government, by Henry Sumner Maine. Introduction by George W. Carey. Indianapolis: Liberty Classics [1885, 1976] [free online PDF edition at Liberty Fund].
History Resurgent Volume 10, Number 3 (Spring 1970)
by Brainard Cheney
Historical Consciousness, or The Remembered Past by John Lukacs. New York: Harper & Row, 1968. [Rev ed. Transaction 1994, 411 pages.]
Rediscovering a Neglected Conservative Mind Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
by W. Wesley McDonald
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, by James Fitzjames Stephen. Edited by Stuart D. Warner. Liberty Fund, Inc., 1993 xxix + 270 pp., $19.50 cloth; $7.50, paper.
Notes on the Cultural Revolution Volume 11, Number 1 (Autumn 1970)
by Claes G. Ryn
In this 1970 essay, the future professor makes a classic argument that scientism is a true cultural revolution, an attempt to deny our true humanity.
Natural Law or Nihilism? Volume 29, Number 4 (Summer 1989)
by M. D. Aeschliman
The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky by Russell Kirk. Regnery Gateway (1987), 132 pp.
Dos Passos: A Reassessment Volume 10, Number 2 (Winter 1970)
by Richard F. Hill
In this “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1970, novelist Richard Hill offers a reappraisal of the writings of John Dos Passos, whose work always returns to “the dream of the little man, the small farmer and worker who wants to be free from centralization and tyranny.”
The Declaration as the Constitution Volume 34, Number 1 (Summer 1994)
by Kevin R. Gutzman
Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution: A Disputed Question by Harry V. Jaffa. Regnery Gateway, 1994, 386 pp., $24 hardcover.
An American Classic Volume 22, Number 1 (Autumn 1981)
by Claes G. Ryn
Democracy and Leadership by Irving Babbitt. Foreword by Russell Kirk, Liberty Classics, 1979, 390 pp.
The Architecture of a Man’s Time Volume 29, Number 4 (Summer 1989)
by Daniel James Sundahl
Essays: Personal and Impersonal, by Milton Hindus. Black Sparrow Press, 1988 191 pp., paper, $10.00.
Mistaken Identities Volume 34, Number 1 (Summer 1994)
by John O’Sullivan
America’s British Culture by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers, 1993. Cloth, 150 pages, $25.
Subterranean Truths Volume 20, Number 2 (Winter 1980)
by Robert Aickman
Lord of the Hollow Dark by Russell Kirk. St. Martin’s Press, 1979. $10.95.
The Relevance of T. S. Eliot Volume 12, Number 3 (Spring 1972)
by Arther S. Trace
Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century by Russell Kirk. New York: Random House, 1972. [ISI 2008, 460 pages, paper, $18.]
America Is Hard to See Volume 13, Number 3 (Spring 1973)
by Peter S. Stanlis
The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny by Orestes A. Brownson [1865]. Reprinted by Augustus M. Kelley, Publishers: Clifton, New Jersey, 1972.[ISI 2002]
Many Liberalisms Volume 37, Number 3 (Fall 1997)
by Kenneth R. Craycraft, Jr.
Against Liberalism, by John Kekes. Cornell University Press, 1997, 287 pp., $30 cloth.
Liberal Idealism Critiqued Volume 37, Number 3 (Fall 1997)
by Peter Augustine Lawler
Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism: From Criticism to Cultural Studies by James Seaton. University of Michigan Press, 1996. 287 pp., $42.50 cloth.
The Perceptivity of Isaac Hecker Volume 30, Number 4 (Summer 1990)
by Robert Royal
Isaac T. Hecker, The Diary: Romantic Religion in Ante-Bellum America edited by John Farina. Paulist Press (“Sources of American Spirituality” Series) 1988, 456 pp., $14.95 cloth.
Practical Sermons Volume 37, Number 3 (Fall 1997)
by Eugene D. Genovese
Redeeming the Time by Russell Kirk. Edited with an introduction by Jeffrey O. Nelson. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1996, 321 pp., $25 cloth, $15 paper.
The Arrogant Elite Volume 37, Number 3 (Fall 1997)
by Barry Alan Shain
The New Communitarians and the Crisis of Modern Liberalism by Bruce Frohnen. University Press of Kansas, 1996. vii + 271 pp., $30 cloth.
A Philosopher of Ordinary Language Volume 30, Number 4 (Summer 1990)
by Russell Hittinger
Wittgenstein: From Mysticism to Ordinary Language by Russell Nieli. SUNY Press 1987, 261 pp., $32 paper.
The Household Gods of Freedom Volume 18, Number 4 (Summer 1978)
by M. E. Bradford
John Randolph of Roanoke: A Study in American Politics by Russell Kirk. Third ed., with select letters & speeches. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1978. [Fourth edition, 1997, cloth $24, paper $14.50.]
What Is Happening to History? Volume 19, Number 3 (Spring 1979)
by John Lukacs
In this 1979 essay, the historian looks at the state of his field. He argues that “Popular interest in history preceded the teaching of history in schools; and there are many reasons to believe that it will survive it too.”
Belloc’s Social Thought Volume 21, Number 2 (Winter 1981)
by Jane Soames Nickerson
Hilaire Belloc, Edwardian Radical by John P. McCarthy. Liberty Press, 1978 [IHS Press, 2009, 373 pages.]
Uncanny Tales of the Moral Imagination Volume 19, Number 4 (Summer 1979)
by Jerry Pournelle
The Princess of All Lands by Russell Kirk. Arkham House Publishers, Sauk City, Wisconsin 53583. 1979. 238 pages. $8.95. [The stories from this volume are included in Ancestral Shadows (Eerdmans 2004), Kirk’s collected ghostly tales. —Ed.]
The Art of Intimacy Volume 16, Number 1 (Autumn 1975)
by Thomas Landess
The Literary Correspondence of Donald Davidson and Allen Tate edited by John Tyree Fain and Thomas Daniel Young. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1974. $15.00
The Private World of Unamuno Volume 15, Number 4 (Summer 1975)
by Anthony Kerrigan
An Historical Note and Commentary. The Private World in Selected Works of Miguel de Unamuno, in seven volumes. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan; edited and annotated by Anthony Kerrigan and Martin Nozick. Bollingen Series; Princeton University Press, 1967–1985.
The Light Invisible Volume 41, Nos. 1–2 (Fall 2001)
by Benjamin Lockerd
T. S. Eliot (Longman Critical Readers Series) edited and introduced by Harriet Davidson. Longman (London), 210 pp., $69.95 cloth, 1999.
Outposts of Culture Volume 43, Number 1 (Fall 2003)
by Gerald J. Russello
The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Inter-War Britain by Jason Harding. Oxford University Press (New York, New York) 250 pp., $55.00 cloth, 2002.
A Call to Timelessness Volume 5, Number 1 (Autumn 1964)
by Geoffrey Wagner
The Letters of Wyndham Lewis, edited by W. K. Rose. New York: New Directions, 1964. 580 pp.
The Third Road Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 1964)
by Felix Morley
Economics of the Free Society, by Wilhelm Roepke. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1963. 261 pp.
Textbooks and the Audience for Poetry Volume 4, Number 2 (Spring 1964)
by Robert Beum
In this essay from Spring 1964, poet Robert Beum points to some virtues of poetry and offers a modest proposal to address the decline of poetry in American culture.
Oakeshott and Conservatism Volume 5, Number 1 (Autumn 1964)
by Francis G. Wilson
Rationalism in Politics and Other Essaysby Michael Oakeshott. New York: Basic Books, 1962. 333 pp. [rev ed. Liberty Fund, 1991]
A New ‘Rasselas’ Volume 3, Number 1 (Autumn 1962)
by Jeffrey Hart
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Warren Fleischauer. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1962. 189 pp. [Edition reviewed; Penguin edition (Kindle); Free edition (Kindle)]
Memo to Irving Babbitt Volume 3, Number 1 (Autumn 1962)
by John Abbot Clark
In this Best of the Bookman essay from 1962, a writer who was then an associate professor of English at Michigan State, wrote a letter to Irving Babbitt, who died in 1933, assessing the state of education and culture in light of Babbit’s concerns during his lifetime.
What ‘Moonlighting’ Reveals Volume 1, Number 4 (Summer 1961)
by John A. Lukacs
In this 1961 essay, a young John Lukacs offers a prescient look at the practical problems of the college and university teacher in the United States. Their situation has not been materially improved in the fifty years since this was written.
For Our Time Volume 1, Number 3 (Spring 1961)
by Warren L. Fleischauer
This review essay from one of our first editions in 1961 looks at an anthology of Edmund Burke.
The Achievement of Irving Babbitt Volume 2, Number 1 (Autumn 1961)
by Milton Hindus
In this essay from Autumn 1961, Milton Hindus looks back at the life and thought of Irving Babbitt, an important influence on T. S. Eliot and many others.
A Literary Patrimony Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
by Cecilia Kirk Nelson
In this article from our 1994 Memorial issue, Russell Kirk's daughter Cecilia discusses the literary heritage that she was given by Kirk’s regular evening readings.
The Youthful Writings of Russell Kirk Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
by Matthew Davis
In this article from our memorial issue, one of Russell Kirk’s assistants reviews his juvenalia and points out continuities with his mature work.
Mr. Conservative Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
by Frederick D. Wilhelmsen
In this excerpt from our memorial issue, the legendary professor of philosophy from the University of Dallas offers an homage to his friend Russell Kirk.
Death of a Giant Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
by William A. Rusher
Another tribute to Dr. Kirk from our memorial issue. The former publisher of National Review explains the difference between conservatism and “classical liberalism” and Kirk’s irreplaceable role in intellectual history.
An Augustine for Our Age Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
by Jeffrey O. Nelson
A memorial to Russell Kirk from our 1994 tribute edition, from one of Dr. Kirk's personal assistants.
Russell Kirk: An Appreciation Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
by Andrew Shaughnessy
Another essay from our 1994 memorial issue. Human nature, as Kirk reminded us, is a constant.
Knight of Truth Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall 1994)
by Gerhart Niemeyer
A eulogy for Russell Kirk.
First Principles: Remedy for a Nation at Risk Volume 33, Number 1 (Winter 1993)
by Annette Kirk
In Praise of Latin Assorted Items from Our Archives
by J. A. Fallon
This “Best of the Bookman” essay from the 1980s looks at the role of Latin in education between 1935 and 1985—and its consequences.
Universities: American, European, Third World Volume 21, Number 3 (Spring 1981)
by Thomas Molnar
In this 1981 installment from our archives, the late historian Thomas Molnar assesses the state of the modern university. Don’t be misled by the innocuous title: Molnar looks at institutions around the world to illustrate his argument that modern education is now wholly separated from true scholarship.
Robert Nisbet and the Idea of Community Volume 18, Number 3 (Spring 1978)
by Fred Donovan Hill
This “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1978 discusses Robert Nisbet's understanding of community and in particular his reading of the great sociologists on the subject of the severe and even pathological isolation of the individual in modern society.
The Oracle of the South Assorted Items from Our Archives
by M. E. Bradford
The Essential Calhoun: Selections from Writings, Speeches, and Letters. Edited with an Introduction by Clyde Wilson. Foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903), 436 pp., $32.95.
A Conservative Scholar’s Wisdom Assorted Items from Our Archives
by George H. Nash
The Case For Conservatism, by Francis Graham Wilson, with a new introduction by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903), 74 pp., $21.95, cloth.
Habit and Being in Burke Volume 5, Number 1 (Autumn 1964)
by Jeffrey Hart
This classic essay from 1963 introduces an important theme in the political thought of Edmund Burke. We need to cultivate habit because habit performs complex tasks with greater ease than does the conscious reason.
The Rescue of Culture Assorted Items from Our Archives
by Anthony Harrigan
The Intemperate Professor, and Other Cultural Splenetics by Russell Kirk. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1965 [revised edition: Sherwood Sugden & Co., 1988]. 163 pp.
The Older Rhetoric Revisited: Hugh Blair and the Public Virtue of Style Assorted Items from Our Archives
by M. E. Bradford
Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, by Hugh Blair. Edited with a Critical Introduction by Harold F. Harding. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1965. Two Vols., 496 and 566 pp.

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