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Review 17 February 2013
book cover (The Future of) Liberalism in Our Disordered Age
Ted V. McAllister
Post-Liberalism: The Death of a Dream by Melvyn L. Fein. Transaction Press, 2012. Cloth, 359 pages, $40.
Interview 17 February 2013
image Prog Rock and the Permanent Things: More with Bradley Birzer
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
Part Two of a two-part interview with Bradley Birzer, who holds the Russell Amos Kirk Chair of American Studies at Hillsdale College. Birzer says the conservative task privileges preserving and sanctifying culture over politics. He also discusses Augustine, Christian Humanism, and progressive rock.
Interview 10 February 2013
image The Libertarian Who Loves Kirk: Bradley Birzer on the Permanent Things
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
Part One of a two-part interview with Bradley Birzer, who holds the Russell Amos Kirk Chair of American Studies at Hillsdale College. Birzer talks about his personal and intellectual influences and what he finds fascinating about Russell Kirk.
Review 10 February 2013
book cover Think Local, Act Local
Tobias J. Lanz
How to Think Seriously About the Planet: The Case for an Environmental Conservatism by Roger Scruton. Oxford University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 464 pages, $30.
Review 3 February 2013
book cover A Church of One
Michael J. Ard
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry. Viking, 2012, Cloth, 480 pages, $35.
Best of the Bookman 3 February 2013
book cover An Exercise in Polemic
Barry Alan Shain
The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785–1800, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1996, 367 pp., $30 cloth.
Review 27 January 2013
book cover Hope or Despair? Roger Kimball and the Future of Culture
Wilfred M. McClay
The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia by Roger Kimball. St. Augustine’s Press, 2012. Hardcover, 360 pp., $35.
Best of the Bookman 27 January 2013
book cover Reflections on the Fundamental Law
Anthony Harrigan
The Conservative Constitution, by Russell Kirk. Regnery Gateway, 1990. Hardcover, 241 pp., $22.95 (as reviewed). Revised and expanded as Rights and Duties, with an introduction by Russell Hittinger (Spence, 1997).
Review 20 January 2013
book cover The Persistence of History
P. Bracy Bersnak
After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy by Chilton Williamson, Jr. ISI Books, 2012 Hardcover, 288 pages, $28
Best of the Bookman 20 January 2013
book cover A Blinkered Life of Burke
Francis Canavan, S.J.
The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography and Commented Anthology of Edmund Burke, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1992.Paper 692 pp., $34.95.
Review 13 January 2013
book cover Testing the Metaphor
JP O’Malley
Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with J. G. Ballard, 1967–2008, Edited by Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara. Fourth Estate, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, £25.
Best of the Bookman 13 January 2013
book cover Burke Endures
Brian C. Anderson
The Enduring Edmund Burke, edited by Ian Crowe. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1997. 221pp., $25 cloth.
Review 6 January 2013
book cover Bloodied Beauty
Peter L. Edman
The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy by Philip Tallon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cloth, 266 pages, $74.
Best of the Bookman 6 January 2013
book cover True Ethical Humanism
Milton Hindus
Rousseau and Romanticism, by Irving Babbitt. With a new Introduction by Claes G. Ryn. Transaction Publishers, 1991.

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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.

Russell Kirk

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