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Review 25 September 2016
book cover A Nearly Essential Goethe
Frank Freeman
The Essential Goethe by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, edited and introduced by Matthew Bell. Princeton University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 1056 pages, $40.
Review 21 September 2016
book cover The Last Pratchett
Peter L. Edman
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett. HarperCollins, 2015. Hardcover, 288 pages, $19.
Review 18 September 2016
book cover Henry George, Anti-Statist
David S. D’Amato
Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age by Edward T. O’Donnell. Columbia University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 376 pages, $38.
Review 11 September 2016
book cover Lessons from a Failed Party?
Mark G. Malvasi
John Pendleton Kennedy: Early American Novelist, Whig Statesman, & Ardent Nationalist by Andrew R. Black. Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Cloth, 343 pages, $48.
Review 8 September 2016
book cover Backcountry Wisdom from an Investment Banker
Will Hoyt
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance. Harper, 2016. Hardcover, 264 pages, $28.
Review 4 September 2016
book cover The Latin Literature that almost Wasn’t
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature by Denis Feeney. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 400 pages, $35.
Interview 29 August 2016
book cover Horror of Life
an interview by JP O’Malley
O’Malley speaks with Peter Ackroyd CBE about his new biography of Alfred Hitchcock and the great director’s life and work.
Review 22 August 2016
book cover A Rebel Against Rebellion
Richard Cocks
Conversations with Roger Scruton by Roger Scruton and Mark Dooley. Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016. Hardcover, 213 pages, $28.
Books in Little 18 August 2016
book cover Books in Little: The Good Old Days of Publishing
Ashlee Cowles
Publishing: A Writer’s Memoir by Gail Godwin. Bloomsbury, 2015. Paperback, 224 pages, $16.
Review 15 August 2016
book cover The Art of Robotics
Thomas F. Bertonneau
Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson by Gary Lachman. TarcherPerigee, 2016. Paperback, 416 pages, $26.
Essay 7 August 2016
book cover The Return of Douglas MacArthur
Francis P. Sempa
Sempa surveys several recent books showing a revival of interest in the life, career, and wisdom of General Douglas MacArthur.
Review 7 August 2016
book cover A Madisonian Lament
John C. Chalberg
A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption by Jay Cost. Encounter Books, 2015. Hardcover, 393 pages, $28.
Books in Little 4 August 2016
book cover Books in Little: The Effort of Mystery
Ashlee Cowles
The Operation of Grace: Further Essays on Art, Faith, and Mystery by Gregory Wolfe. Cascade Books, 2016. Paperback, 224 pages, $25.
Review 31 July 2016
book cover The Habsburgs, a Reconsideration
William Anthony Hay
The Habsburg Empire: A New History by Pieter M. Judson. Belknap Press, 2016. Hardcover, 592 pages, $35.

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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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