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Review 22 May 2016
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Eve Tushnet
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, translated by Michael Hofmann. Melville House, 2010. Paperback, 544 pages, $17.
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Solzhenitsyn: The Moral Vision by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980. Hardcover, 239 pages.
Review 15 May 2016
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Eugene Schlanger
Opening Belle: A Novel by Maureen Sherry. Simon & Schuster, 2016 Hardcover, 338 pp., $25.
Review 8 May 2016
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Frank Freeman
C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden. Lives of Great Religious Books series. Princeton University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 264 pages, $25.
To the Point 8 May 2016
Kirk The Genius of T. S. Eliot
Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1965
Review 1 May 2016
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Tobias J. Lanz
Eumeswil. By Ernst Jünger. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel. Introduction by Russell A. Berman. Telos Press, 2015. Paperback, 330 pages, $27.
Review 24 April 2016
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John P. Rossi
Disraeli: The Novel Politician by David Cesarani. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 292 pages, $25.
Review 17 April 2016
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Jason K. Duncan
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Review 11 April 2016
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Carl Rollyson
A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century by Jerome Charyn. Bellevue Literary Press, 2016. Paperback, 255 pages, $20.
Review 4 April 2016
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Marc Mason
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin. Translated by Lisa Hayden. Oneworld Publications, 2015. Cloth, 352 pages, $25.
Review 27 March 2016
book cover The Many Dimensions of Charles Williams
Adam Schwartz
Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop. Oxford University Press, 2015. Cloth, xx + 493 pp., $35.
On Letters and Essays 27 March 2016
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James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on what play reveals about the human condition in conversation with Homo Ludens, the classic book by Johan Huizinga.
Review 20 March 2016
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Allen Mendenhall
Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary by Richard Posner. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30.
Review 20 March 2016
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Karl C. Schaffenburg
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945 (Citizens and Soldiers) By Nicholas Stargardt Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 704 pp., $35.

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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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