Review 1 April 2012
A Thundering Paradox of a Life
George F. Kennan: An American Life
by John Lewis Gaddis.
New York: The Penguin Press. 2011. 784 pp. $40.
Review 25 March 2012
Man, Proud Man
Liberalism: A Counter-History
by Domenico Losurdo, translated by Gregory Elliott.
London and New York: Verso Books, 2011.
Pages viii+375. $35.
On Essays and Letters 25 March 2012
On Being a Basel Professor
On Essays and Letters
Review 18 March 2012
Defining the Middle East
The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East.
By Walid Phares.
Threshold Editions, 2010.
Cloth, 400 pages, $26
Best of the Bookman 18 March 2012
The Art of Intimacy
The Literary Correspondence of Donald Davidson and Allen Tate
edited by John Tyree Fain and Thomas Daniel Young. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1974. $15.00
Review 11 March 2012
Undoing the Ties that Bind
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010
by Charles Murray.
New York: Crown Forum, 2012, 416 pp., hardcover, $27.
Best of the Bookman 11 March 2012
What Holds America Together?
The Roots of American Order by Russell Kirk. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1974. [Revised edition: ISI 2003, 534 pages]
Review 4 March 2012
Defending the Humane Tradition
The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry,
edited by Mark T. Mitchell and Nathan Schlueter.
ISI Books, 2011.
Cloth, 336 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 4 March 2012
The Private World of Unamuno
An Historical Note and Commentary.
The Private World in Selected Works of Miguel de Unamuno, in seven volumes. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan; edited and annotated by Anthony Kerrigan and Martin Nozick. Bollingen Series; Princeton University Press, 1967–1985.
Review 26 February 2012
Eliot Through His Letters
The Letters of T. S. Eliot, Vol. II: 1923–1925 (U.S. Edition)
edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton.
Yale University Press, 2011. 878 pp. $45.
Best of the Bookman 26 February 2012
The Light Invisible
T. S. Eliot (Longman Critical Readers Series) edited and introduced by Harriet Davidson. Longman (London), 210 pp., $69.95 cloth, 1999.
Best of the Bookman 26 February 2012
Outposts of Culture
The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Inter-War Britain by Jason Harding. Oxford University Press (New York, New York) 250 pp., $55.00 cloth, 2002.
Review 19 February 2012
The Substance of Nothing
The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution,
by Paul Horwitz.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 352 pages. $65.
Best of the Bookman 19 February 2012
A Call to Timelessness
The Letters of Wyndham Lewis,
edited by W. K. Rose.
New York: New Directions, 1964. 580 pp.
The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.
Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969
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