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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.
Review 31 July 2016
book cover The Limits (and Misuse) of Air Power
Robert Huddleston
The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940–1945. By Richard Overy. New York: Viking, 2013. Paperback, 592 pages, $18.
Review 24 July 2016
book cover A Return to the Thought-Murders
Eve Tushnet
Ravelstein, by Saul Bellow. Viking, 2000. 233 pages.
Review 24 July 2016
book cover Last Scholastic Standing
Ryan Shinkel
Neo-Scholastic Essays by Edward Feser. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Paperback, 392 pages, $26.
Review 17 July 2016
book cover Did the Burger Court Suffer from the ‘Greenhouse Effect?’
Stephen B. Presser
The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, by Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse. Simon and Schuster, 2016. Hardcover, 468 pp., $30.
Review 10 July 2016
book cover A Partial Introduction to Black Conservatism
Chidike Okeem
Black Conservatism: Essays in Intellectual and Political History edited by Peter Eisenstadt. Routledge, 2015. Paperback, 328 pages, $55.
Books in Little 9 July 2016
book cover Books in Little: Notes towards the Restoration of a Nation in Crisis
James E. Person Jr.
The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America by F. H. Buckley. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 359 pages, $28.
Essay 1 July 2016
image Notes from a Smaller, Freer Island
Derek Turner
Novelist Derek Turner reflects on the Brexit vote and its causes, coalitions, and likely aftermath.
Review 26 June 2016
book cover Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition … to Be Explained Fairly
Gene Callahan
Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark. Templeton Press, 2016. Hardcover, 280 pages, $28.

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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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