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Eve Tushnet
Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution by Mary Eberstadt. Ignatius Press (San Francisco), 2012. 175 pages, $20.
Best of the Bookman 15 April 2012
Uncanny Tales of the Moral Imagination
Jerry Pournelle
The Princess of All Lands by Russell Kirk. Arkham House Publishers, Sauk City, Wisconsin 53583. 1979. 238 pages. $8.95. [The stories from this volume are included in Ancestral Shadows (Eerdmans 2004), Kirk’s collected ghostly tales. —Ed.]
Review 8 April 2012
book cover Grounding the Life of the Mind
Matthew A. Rarey
Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America by Daniel J. Flynn. ISI Books (Wilmington, DE), 2011. 187 pp., $28 cloth
Review 1 April 2012
book cover A Thundering Paradox of a Life
Francis P. Sempa
George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis. New York: The Penguin Press. 2011. 784 pp. $40.
Review 25 March 2012
book cover Man, Proud Man
Christopher O. Blum
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
James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 18 March 2012
book cover Defining the Middle East
Matthew May
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
Thomas Landess
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
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A. W. R. Hawkins
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
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Robert Speaight
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
book cover Defending the Humane Tradition
Tobias J. Lanz
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
image The Private World of Unamuno
Anthony Kerrigan
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
book cover Eliot Through His Letters
Martin Lockerd
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
book cover The Light Invisible
Benjamin Lockerd
T. S. Eliot (Longman Critical Readers Series) edited and introduced by Harriet Davidson. Longman (London), 210 pp., $69.95 cloth, 1999.

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Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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