Review 1 July 2012
On the Long March of the Wolves through the Sheep-pen
Intellectuals and Society: Revised and Expanded Edition by Thomas Sowell. New York: Basic Books, 2012, 669 pages, $19.99.
Best of the Bookman 1 July 2012
Against Liberalism, by John Kekes. Cornell University Press, 1997, 287 pp., $30 cloth.
Symposium 26 June 2012
What We’re Reading (Summer 2012)
As a special summer feature, we’ve asked our valued contributors to tell us what they’re planning to read this summer. We hope it provides you with ideas of your own.
Review 24 June 2012
For a Thousand Memes to Sing
Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson. Yale University Press, 2010. 176 pages, $24.
Best of the Bookman 24 June 2012
Liberal Idealism Critiqued
Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism: From Criticism to Cultural Studies by James Seaton. University of Michigan Press, 1996. 287 pp., $42.50 cloth.
Review 17 June 2012
Signs of Contradiction
The Pen and the Cross: Catholicism and English Literature, 1850–2000 by Richard Griffiths. Continuum (London & New York) xii + 260 pp., $35 cloth, 2010.
Best of the Bookman 17 June 2012
The Perceptivity of Isaac Hecker
Isaac T. Hecker, The Diary: Romantic Religion in Ante-Bellum America edited by John Farina. Paulist Press (“Sources of American Spirituality” Series) 1988, 456 pp., $14.95 cloth.
Review 10 June 2012
A Necessary Symbiosis
America’s Spiritual Capital
by Nicholas Capaldi and Theodore Roosevelt Malloch
St Augustine’s Press (South Bend, Indiana), 2012.
Paper, 176 pages, $17.
On Essays and Letters 10 June 2012
On the Depths of Villainy
On Essays and Letters
Review 6 June 2012
Men with Lit Matches
Fahrenheit 451, The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
by Ray Bradbury.
Simon & Schuster, 2003.
208 pages, hardcover, $23.
Essay 3 June 2012
On Statesmanship: The Case of John Adams
This article is the second of two parts and is based on a talk delivered to a Colloquium on Statesmanship and the Constitution at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 13–14, 2012. Part One is here.
Best of the Bookman 3 June 2012
Redeeming the Time by Russell Kirk. Edited with an introduction by Jeffrey O. Nelson. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1996, 321 pp., $25 cloth, $15 paper.
Essay 28 May 2012
‘The Farther from the Scene of Horror, the Easier the Talk’
Paul Fussell, who died this month, was perhaps more a curmudgeon than a conservative, but his harsh language was intended to counteract propaganda and euphemism and so recover the reality of the human in the face of war and other cultural assaults. Robert Stove provides an obituary appropriate for Memorial Day.
Essay 27 May 2012
On Statesmanship: The Case of John Adams
This article is the first of two parts and is based on a talk delivered to a Colloquium on Statesmanship and the Constitution at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 13–14, 2012.
All great systems, ethical or political, attain their ascendency over the minds of men by virtue of their appeal to the imagination; and when they cease to touch the chords of wonder and mystery and hope, their power is lost, and men look elsewhere for some set of principles by which they may be guided.
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