Best of the Bookman 13 November 2011
A Literary Patrimony
In this article from our 1994 Memorial issue, Russell Kirk's daughter Cecilia discusses the literary heritage that she was given by Kirk’s regular evening readings.
Essay 9 November 2011
In this excerpt from his new memoir, The Man in the Middle, Tim Goeglein discusses the profound influence on his life of the thought and friendship of Russell Kirk.
Essay 6 November 2011
In this response to David Dilworth's review of his edition of two books by Santayana, James Seaton argues that Santayana was attacking the self-contradictions of the political correctness of his day.
Best of the Bookman 6 November 2011
The Youthful Writings of Russell Kirk
In this article from our memorial issue, one of Russell Kirk’s assistants reviews his juvenalia and points out continuities with his mature work.
Review 30 October 2011
An Everlasting Man of Letters
G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011),
xiv + 747 pp., $65.00 cloth
Best of the Bookman 30 October 2011
In this excerpt from our memorial issue, the legendary professor of philosophy from the University of Dallas offers an homage to his friend Russell Kirk.
Review 23 October 2011
Revisionist History at Its Best
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011. 579pp, $29.95.
Best of the Bookman 23 October 2011
Death of a Giant
Another tribute to Dr. Kirk from our memorial issue. The former publisher of National Review explains the difference between conservatism and “classical liberalism” and Kirk’s irreplaceable role in intellectual history.
Review 16 October 2011
Why the Union Soldiers Fought
The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher (Harvard University Press, 2011), 256 pages, $28.
Best of the Bookman 16 October 2011
An Augustine for Our Age
A memorial to Russell Kirk from our 1994 tribute edition, from one of Dr. Kirk's personal assistants.
Review 9 October 2011
Books in Little
Short reviews of books from Matthew McGowan, Carl J. Richard, Benedict XVI, and John Haught.
Best of the Bookman 9 October 2011
Russell Kirk: An Appreciation
Another essay from our 1994 memorial issue. Human nature, as Kirk reminded us, is a constant.
Editorial 2 October 2011
- Editor’s Note: Moving Briskly
Review 2 October 2011
On Education, a Liberal that Liberals Shun
The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 261 pp., $17 paper, 2009
The twentieth-century conservative is concerned, first of all, with the regeneration of the spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at the highest.
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