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Essay 16 November 2014
image Meeting Stalin’s Challenge
Francis P. Sempa
Kennan, Lippmann, Burnham, and the Great Strategy Debate in the Early Cold War Years
Best of the Bookman 16 November 2014
book cover Modesty Is the Best Policy
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.
On Essays and Letters 9 November 2014
book cover “The World’s Last Night”
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on a provocative essay by C. S. Lewis on the End and suggests that a true apocalyptic actually rescues the dignity of each human being.
Essay 9 November 2014
book cover Caesar, princeps, Augustus, god
Matthew M. McGowan
The shifting identities of Rome’s first emperor
Review 3 November 2014
book cover Anti-Catholicism and Manifest Destiny
Patrick W. Carey
Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War by John C. Pinheiro. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 256 pages, $45.
Essay 3 November 2014
book cover Homo Economicus, Absurdus, or Viator?
Giovanni Patriarca
A Brief Philosophical Journey into Modernity.
Essay 26 October 2014
book cover Why the Exorcist Endures
Mark Judge
More than forty years after its release, one film still has more power than most films in the horror genre because it speaks to a category of dehumanization that is now taboo in American culture.
Essay 26 October 2014
book cover Time and Permanence in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
Pedro Blas González
In my beginning is my end.... … to be restored, our sickness must grow worse. —T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Review 26 October 2014
book cover The Philosophies of the Modern Era and the Catholic Church
Mark Pestana
The Church and the Culture of Modernity by Richard Divozzo. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback, 404 pages, $13.73.
Review 19 October 2014
book cover Educational Reform: Back to the Future
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow: The Impact of Global Exponential Trends on Education in the 21st Century By Ted McCain, Ian Jukes, and Lee Crockett. Corwin, 2010. Paperback, 184 pages, $33.
Best of the Bookman 19 October 2014
book cover Dueling Visions
Morgan N. Knull
Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative/Libertarian Debate, edited by George W Carey. ISI Books, 1998, Cloth, xxii + 231 pp., $25.
Review 12 October 2014
book cover Propping Up Pretensions
Carl Rollyson
Susan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel Schreiber, translated by David Dollenmayer. Northwestern University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 296 pages, $36.
Review 12 October 2014
book cover A New Look at George Orwell
John P. Rossi
George Orwell: English Rebel by Robert Colls. Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 330 pages, $34.95.
Review 5 October 2014
book cover Speaking Up About a Silent Revolution
Eamon Moynihan
Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance by Barry Rubin. Broadside Books, 2014. Hardcover, 330 pages, $26.

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