Best of the Bookman 25 November 2014
Eric Voegelin: A Philosopher’s Journey
“In our institutionalized society, it is indeed a phenomenon to have created a philosophic school without a graduate school as a base.” This 1978 essay from our archives looks at three distinct stages in the development of the thought of this key political philosopher.
Best of the Bookman 24 November 2014
The Middling Mind
The Politics of the Center: The Juste Milieu in Theory and Practice, France and England, 1815–1848, by Vincent E. Starzinger,
with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Russell Kirk.
Transaction Books, 1991.
Paperback, 181 pages, $19.95.
Essay 16 November 2014
Meeting Stalin’s Challenge
Kennan, Lippmann, Burnham, and the Great Strategy Debate in the Early Cold War Years
Best of the Bookman 16 November 2014
Modesty Is the Best Policy
A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue
by Wendy Shalit.
The Free Press, 1999.
Cloth, 291 pp., $24.
What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman
by Danielle Crittenden. Simon and Schuster, 1999.
Cloth, 202 pp., $23.
On Essays and Letters 9 November 2014
“The World’s Last Night”
Father Schall reflects on a provocative essay by C. S. Lewis on the End and suggests that a true apocalyptic actually rescues the dignity of each human being.
Essay 9 November 2014
Caesar, princeps, Augustus, god
The shifting identities of Rome’s first emperor
Review 3 November 2014
Anti-Catholicism and Manifest Destiny
Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War by John C. Pinheiro.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 256 pages, $45.
Essay 3 November 2014
Homo Economicus, Absurdus, or Viator?
A Brief Philosophical Journey into Modernity.
Essay 26 October 2014
Why the Exorcist Endures
More than forty years after its release, one film still has more power than most films in the horror genre because it speaks to a category of dehumanization that is now taboo in American culture.
Essay 26 October 2014
Time and Permanence in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
In my beginning is my end....
… to be restored, our sickness must grow worse.
—T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Review 26 October 2014
The Philosophies of the Modern Era and the Catholic Church
The Church and the Culture of Modernity
by Richard Divozzo.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.
Paperback, 404 pages, $13.73.
Review 19 October 2014
Educational Reform: Back to the Future
Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow: The Impact of Global Exponential Trends on Education in the 21st Century
By Ted McCain, Ian Jukes, and Lee Crockett.
Paperback, 184 pages, $33.
Best of the Bookman 19 October 2014
Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative/Libertarian Debate, edited by George W Carey. ISI Books, 1998, Cloth, xxii + 231 pp., $25.
Review 12 October 2014
Propping Up Pretensions
Susan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel Schreiber, translated by David Dollenmayer. Northwestern University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 296 pages, $36.
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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