Review 30 October 2011
An Everlasting Man of Letters
G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011),
xiv + 747 pp., $65.00 cloth
Best of the Bookman 30 October 2011
In this excerpt from our memorial issue, the legendary professor of philosophy from the University of Dallas offers an homage to his friend Russell Kirk.
Review 23 October 2011
Revisionist History at Its Best
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011. 579pp, $29.95.
Best of the Bookman 23 October 2011
Death of a Giant
Another tribute to Dr. Kirk from our memorial issue. The former publisher of National Review explains the difference between conservatism and “classical liberalism” and Kirk’s irreplaceable role in intellectual history.
Review 16 October 2011
Why the Union Soldiers Fought
The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher (Harvard University Press, 2011), 256 pages, $28.
Best of the Bookman 16 October 2011
An Augustine for Our Age
A memorial to Russell Kirk from our 1994 tribute edition, from one of Dr. Kirk's personal assistants.
Review 9 October 2011
Books in Little
Short reviews of books from Matthew McGowan, Carl J. Richard, Benedict XVI, and John Haught.
Best of the Bookman 9 October 2011
Russell Kirk: An Appreciation
Another essay from our 1994 memorial issue. Human nature, as Kirk reminded us, is a constant.
Editorial 2 October 2011
- Editor’s Note: Moving Briskly
Review 2 October 2011
On Education, a Liberal that Liberals Shun
The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 261 pp., $17 paper, 2009
Best of the Bookman 2 October 2011
Knight of Truth
A eulogy for Russell Kirk.
Interview 30 September 2011
A Story of Redemption in Washington
an interview by
A conversation with Timothy S. Goeglein on George W. Bush, faith, scandal, redemption, Russell Kirk, and his new book.
On Essays and Letters 25 September 2011
Old Roads and Montesquieu’s Library
Father Schall’s students send him postcards from their travels. Here he reflects on places that several of them have recently been.
Review 25 September 2011
A Child’s Imagination is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen (ISI Books, November 2010), 320 pp., $26.95.
Mere unthinking negative opposition to
the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still
retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct
must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.
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