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Review 14 December 2014
book cover Science Fiction Worth Re-Reading?
Thomas F. Bertonneau
What Makes This Book so Great: Re-Reading the Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Jo Walton. Tor, 2014. Hardcover, 447 pages, $27.
Review 14 December 2014
book cover An Echo from the Cold War
Robert Huddleston
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men by Eric Lichtblau. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. Hardcover, 231 pages (plus acknowledgments, notes, and index), $28.
Review 7 December 2014
book cover The Prospect of an Authentic Conservatism
Glen Austin Sproviero
Prospects for Conservatives: A Compass for Rediscovering the Permanent Things by Russell Kirk, with a new introduction by Bradley J. Birzer. Imaginative Conservative Books, 2013. Hardcover, 278 pages, $25.
Best of the Bookman 7 December 2014
book cover Civilization in Davy Jones’s Locker
Patrick Allitt
The Emerging Atlantic Culture by Thomas Molnar. Transaction Publishers, 1994. 110pp., $34.95 cloth.
Review 30 November 2014
book cover How Dwight Became Dwight
R. J. Stove
Dwight Macdonald on Culture: The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered by Tadeusz Lewandowski. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2013. Hardcover, 149 pages, $41.
Best of the Bookman 30 November 2014
image The Old French Wars
Regis Courtemanche
Arms for Empire: A Military History of the British Colonies in North America, 1607–1763, by Douglas B. Leach. Macmillan (Macmillan Wars of the United States), 1973. 556 pp., $14.95.
Best of the Bookman 25 November 2014
book cover Eric Voegelin: A Philosopher’s Journey
J. M. Porter
“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
image The Middling Mind
Stephen Tonsor
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
image Meeting Stalin’s Challenge
Francis P. Sempa
Kennan, Lippmann, Burnham, and the Great Strategy Debate in the Early Cold War Years
Best of the Bookman 16 November 2014
book cover Modesty Is the Best Policy
Kara Björklund
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
book cover “The World’s Last Night”
James V. Schall, S. J.
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
book cover Caesar, princeps, Augustus, god
Matthew M. McGowan
The shifting identities of Rome’s first emperor
Review 3 November 2014
book cover Anti-Catholicism and Manifest Destiny
Patrick W. Carey
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
book cover Homo Economicus, Absurdus, or Viator?
Giovanni Patriarca
A Brief Philosophical Journey into Modernity.

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Mere unthinking negative opposition to the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.

Russell Kirk

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