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Best of the Bookman 20 February 2011
book cover A Guide to Voegelin’s Thought
Gregory Wolfe
In this review published in the early 1980s, Gregory Wolfe looks at an early collection of essays on the work of the philosopher Eric Voegelin (1901–1985), who famously criticized ideological efforts to “immanentize the eschaton.” The essays offer a good introduction to the scope of Voegelin’s thought and the concerns of some critics.
Review 13 February 2011
book cover Terror and the ‘Market State’
Mitchell McNaylor
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century by Philip Bobbitt (New York: A. A. Knopf, 2008) x + 672 pp, $35.00 (cloth).
Best of the Bookman 13 February 2011
book cover image The Stature of John Courtney Murray
Mark C. Henrie
John Courtney Murray and the American Civil Conversation edited by Robert P. Hunt and Kenneth L. Grasso (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992), 312 pp.
Interview 6 February 2011
Live Where We Are
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with John Byron Kuhner, author of a Walden-esque book about Staten Island.
Best of the Bookman 6 February 2011
book cover Albert Camus
Thomas Molnar
In this 1965 installment from our archives, the late historian Thomas Molnar assesses the life and thinking of Albert Camus, who sought to solve the riddle that evil poses to man.
Editorial 30 January 2011
Editor’s Note: Welcome to the New Bookman
Best of the Bookman 30 January 2011

Below please find a link to the first installment of a new regular feature, “The Best of the Bookman.” Each week, we will feature an essay or review from the University Bookman’s incomparable archives. These archives have never been accessible before and represent a unique view into conservative reflection for the past five decades and more.

book cover The Tolstoy Locomotive on the Berlin Track
John Lukacs
This review essay on Isaiah Berlin’s The Hedgehog and the Fox first appeared in The University Bookman, volume 20, no. 4 (Summer 1980).
The Classics Revisited 30 January 2011

Part of the Bookman’s mission is to continue the conversation of ideas through the recognition and discussion of important books. This column seeks to provide a service to those readers who have perhaps not found the time—due to the demands of work and other responsibilities—to read (or reread) such books yet. We plan to cover additional books in the coming months, both recognized classics as well as those of particular importance to the conservative intellectual tradition. We hope you enjoy “The Classics Revisited.”

book cover Five Faces of Death
James E. Person, Jr.
Love Is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft (Ignatius Press, 1992; originally published in 1979), 121 pages.
Review 30 January 2011
book cover Beyond Tolstoy’s Legend: Russia and the Defeat of Napoleon
William Anthony Hay
Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven. New York: Viking (2010), 656 pages.
Review 14 November 2010
Books in Little
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Reviews of books by Habermas and Ratzinger, Adrian Goldsworthy, and Ralph McInerny.
Essay 14 November 2010
What Is All This?
Russell Kirk
Russell Kirk presented this lecture as the 1986 Commencement Address at La Lumiere School.
On Essays and Letters 14 November 2010
The Long Twilight
James V. Schall, S.J.
2010 does not seem to bear the same enthusiasm about the future as existed even forty years ago.
Essay 14 November 2010
Conservatism in Germany
Harald Bergbauer
In Remembrance of Caspar von Schrenck-Notzing (1927–2009)
Review 14 November 2010
In Praise of Discipline, Common Sense, and a Humane Businessman: Retailer Fred Meijer’s Life
James Person, Jr.
Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life by Bill Smith and Larry ten Harmsel, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 351 pp, $11.00 cloth, 2009

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A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

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