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Review 19 March 2017
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Gregory Wolfe
Renée Radell: Web of Circumstance by Eleanor Heartney. Predmore Press, 2016. Hardcover, 220 pages, $80.
Review 19 March 2017
book cover Strange Thing: How Camus Wrote ‘The Stranger’
Frank Freeman
Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic by Alice Kaplan. University of Chicago Press, 2016. Hardcover, 288 pages, $26.
Review 16 March 2017
book cover Books in Little: End of an Era
Tatiana Lozano
This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason by Mark Molesky. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Hardcover, 512 pages, $35.
Review 12 March 2017
book cover Glimpses of a Great Light
Greg Morrison
Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons edited by Francesca Bugliani Knox. PIMS, 2016. Hardcover, 416 pages, $65.
Review 12 March 2017
book cover A Splendid Retelling
Francis P. Sempa
Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940 by John Kelly. Scribner, 2015. Hardcover, 384 pages, $30.
Review 5 March 2017
book cover Reclaiming the ‘Higher’ in Higher Education
Jeremy A. Kee
American Heresies and Higher Education by Peter Augustine Lawler. St. Augustine’s Press, 2016. Paperback, 224 pages, $20.
Review 5 March 2017
book cover On Not Conserving Liberalism
Marc Mason
Conserving America?: Essays on Present Discontents by Patrick J. Deneen. St. Augustines Press, 2016. Paper, 192 pages, $19.
Books in Little 5 March 2017
book cover Books in Little: Lewis as Political Thinker
Frank Freeman
C. S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law by Justin Buckley Dyer and Micah J. Watson. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 170 pages, $45.
Interview 26 February 2017
book cover On Not Facing the Death of a Civilization
an interview by JP O’Malley
This conversation with translator Will Stone about the prewar celebrity Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig covers the failure of a generation, the death of a culture, and the rise of nationalism.
Essay 26 February 2017
book cover Roy Campbell: A Poet for Our Time?
Matthew M. Robare
Robare looks at the work of poet Roy Campbell on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, exploring why he has been blacklisted by the literary establishment and his fight against the elitist snowflakes of his own time.
Review 23 February 2017
book cover When Science Opens to Faith
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating the Sciences by Stacy A. Trasancos. Ave Maria Press, 2016. Paper, 192 pages, $15.95.
Review 19 February 2017
image From Marxist to Black Conservative
Chidike Okeem
Black and Conservative: The Autobiography of George S. Schuyler by George S. Schuyler. Arlington House, 1966. Hardcover, 362 pages, $5.95.
Review 19 February 2017
book cover Love and the Law Professors
Allen Mendenhall
Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law by Stephen B. Presser. West Academic Publishing, 2017. Hardcover, 502 pages, $48.
Review 12 February 2017
book cover H Is for Heritage Rejected
Jason Morgan
H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald. Grove Press, Reprint Edition, 2016. Paper, 320 pages, $16.

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A “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”

Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954

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