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Essay 25 January 2015
Jaffa Harry V. Jaffa, RIP
Robert R. Reilly
Reilly offers some personal reflections on his friendship with Harry Jaffa and what he learned from the great Lincoln scholar and political philosopher.
Essay 25 January 2015
book cover Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner and the Faith that Comes by Hearing
Pedro Blas González
“I readily believe that there are more invisible Natures in the universe than visible ones. Yet who shall explain to us this numerous company, their grades, their relationships, their distinguishing features, and the functions of each of them?” —epigraph to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Review 25 January 2015
book cover That Was in Another Country
R. J. Stove
Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image by Matthew Cecil. University of Kansas Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Review 18 January 2015
book cover The Absurdity of Gender Theory
Micah Mattix
Les démons du bien by Alain de Benoist. Pierre-Guillaume de Roux Editions, 2013. Paperback, 279 pp, €23.00.
Review 18 January 2015
book cover The Remaining Western Illusion
Ted McAllister
Lies, Passions and Illusions: The Democratic Imagination in the Twentieth Century by François Furet. Chicago University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 128 pages, $20.
Essay 14 January 2015
image courtesy AEI Walter Berns, RIP
William Gould
Remembering the great constitutional scholar and political theorist (1919–2015).
Review 11 January 2015
book cover A Gentleman of Letters
Carl Rollyson
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer Edited by J. Michael Lennon. Random House, 2014. Hardcover, 867 pages, $40.
On Essays and Letters 11 January 2015
book cover On Looking for What We Have Been Given
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on the witty and revealing journal entries of Flannery O'Connor on prayer.
Review 5 January 2015
book cover Fruits of Procrastination
William Anthony Hay
One Hundred Letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper Edited by Richard Davenport-Hines and Adam Sisman. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 488 pages, $40.
Review 4 January 2015
book cover Children on the Menu
Craig Bernthal
The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated and edited by Jack Zipes. Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 568 pages, $35.
Editorial 29 December 2014

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Best of the Bookman 28 December 2014
book cover In Search of Community
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.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover The Marxist Jeremiah
Jason Morgan
Culture and the Death of God by Terry Eagleton. Yale University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 234 pages, $26.
Best of the Bookman 21 December 2014
book cover Fiction and Philosophy
Jere Real
On Moral Fiction, by John Gardner. Basic Books, 1977.

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Imagination it is that shapes society—moral imagination, or idyllic imagination, or diabolic imagination.

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