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Essay 30 November 2008
On the Fixing of Our Gaze
James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 30 November 2008
Hill’s Country
Frank Bryan
Contrary Country: A Chronicle of Vermont By Ralph Nading Hill. Rinehart & Company cloth, 1950
Review 30 November 2008
Show Me a Statesman
Daniel McCarthy
Jim Reed, Senatorial Immortal: A Biography By Lee Meriwether. Kessinger Publishing (Whitefish, Montana) 296 pp., $28.95 paper, 2007
Review 30 November 2008
Dire Straits
Stephen Lewandowski
Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies by Ginger Strand. Simon & Schuster (New York) 303 pp., $25.00 cloth, 2008
Review 30 November 2008
Northwest Passages
Jeffrey Cain
The Canoe and the Saddle By Theodore Winthrop Edited By Paul J. Lindholt University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln) 240 pp., $13.95 paper, 2006
Essay 30 November 2008
Stealing Dorothy
Caleb Stegall
‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ and My Fortunate Home
Review 29 November 2008
Across the Great Divide
Jesse Walker
Say It One Time for the Broken Hearted: Country Soul in the American South By Barney Hoskyns. Bloomsbury (London) 256 pp., $17.24 paper, second edition, 1998
Essay 29 November 2008
The ‘Time’ of Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Katherine Dalton
Essay 29 November 2008
Robert Traver: Anatomy of a Fisherman
Jason Peters
Essay 29 November 2008
On Brooklyn’s Side
Gerald J. Russello
Essay 29 November 2008
What About Booth?
Jeremy Beer
Newton Booth Tarkington, Neglected Hoosier
Editorial 29 November 2008
Editor’s Note: Look Homeward
Review 10 November 2008
Histories Right and Left
Gerald J. Russello
Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s by Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer, eds. (Harvard University Press, 2008), 373 pp. A Conservative History of the American Left by Daniel J. Flynn (Crown Forum, 2008), 455 pp.
Essay 8 November 2008
The Conservative Exiles’ Reading List
Joseph P. Duggan

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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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