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The Classics Revisited

A column from James E. Person, Jr. that helps familiarize busy readers with recognized classics and other books important to the conservative intellectual tradition.

Witness over Sixty Years Winter 2012
by James E. Person Jr.
Witness by Whittaker Chambers (Random House, 1952)
Bottom Rail on Top Summer 2011
by James E. Person Jr.
Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter’s Son by William Alexander Percy (Alfred A. Knopf, 1941), 348 pp.
Conservation as a Conservative Concern Spring 2011
by James E. Person Jr.
The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture, 3rd edition, by Wendell Berry (Sierra Club Books, 1996; originally published in 1977), 234 pages.
Five Faces of Death Winter 2011
by James E. Person, Jr.
Love Is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft (Ignatius Press, 1992; originally published in 1979), 121 pages.

To live with a gnawing grudge against one’s own civilization is the way to a personal Hell, not to a Terrestrial Paradise.

Russell Kirk

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