Review 13 April 2014
Religious Liberty and the Tragic Approach to Legal Theory
The Tragedy of Religious Freedom
by Marc O. DeGirolami.
Harvard University Press, 2013.
Hardcover, 320 pages, $45.
Review 6 April 2014
Natural Law and the Challenge of Liberal Secularism
Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism
by Robert P. George.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2013.
Hardcover, 384 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 6 April 2014
Strong Essays on Burke
Edmund Burke, the Enlightenment and the Modern World, edited by Peter J. Stanlis. Detroit: University of Detroit Press, 1967. 129 pp.
Review 1 April 2014
Rise of the Poster Children
An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America
by Joseph Bottum.
Image, 2014. Hardcover, 296 pp. $25.
Essay 30 March 2014
Mackinder, Geography, and History
The work of the British geographer and geopolitical theorist Halford John Mackinder reminds us that, despite technological progress or ideological factors, the political world is still inseparable from the physical world.
Best of the Bookman 30 March 2014
Defining the Just Society
A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1972.
Review 23 March 2014
Reclaiming the Common Mind
The Common Mind: Politics, Society, and Christian Humanism, by André Gushurst-Moore. Tacoma, WA: Angelico Press, 2013. 251 pages. $25.
Interview 16 March 2014
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JP O'Malley interviews Simon Schama about his new book and documentary, The Story of the Jews and recurring attacks on Jewish people and culture. He and Schama also talk about progress in history.
Essay 12 March 2014
The Stories We Tell—The People We Become (Part 2)
Every culture provides a larger story in which to locate one’s self. In the second of two parts, Ted McAllister looks at a third story about America and considers the strengths and flaws of the three.
Essay 9 March 2014
The Stories We Tell—The People We Become
Every culture provides a larger story in which to locate one’s self. In this, the first of two parts, Ted McAllister looks at two of the three primary competing stories Americans tell about themselves. Part Two will look at a third story and consider the strengths and flaws of each.
Review 2 March 2014
Small Towns Can Be Big Stages
Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future by Robert Wuthnow. Princeton University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 498 pages, $35.
Best of the Bookman 2 March 2014
Can America Find Order?
An Unsettled People: Social Order and Disorder in American History, by Rowland Berthoff. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.
Review 23 February 2014
Unveiling the Obvious
The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
by David Bentley Hart.
Yale University Press, 2013.
Hardcover, 376 pages, $25.
The survival of any culture, or of the material fabric of civilization, requires vigorous imagination and readiness to sacrifice. By dullness and complacency are intellectual and social orders undone.
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In honor of the great historian John Lukacs, who turns ninety in 2014, we are delighted to announce publication of the first e-book from the University Bookman. The Bookman on John Lukacs features essays and reviews by and about Lukacs gathered from fifty years of our archives. This convenient collection of scholarship is available as a Kindle edition from Amazon.com.
(15 Feb 2014)
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