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Review 22 March 2015
book cover Mis-Judging Law, Meaning, and Justice
Bruce P. Frohnen
Judging Statutes by Robert A. Katzmann. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 184 pages, $25.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Rehabilitating MacArthur
Francis P. Sempa
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur by Mark Perry. Basic Books, 2014. Hardcover, 380 pages, $30. Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan by Seymour Morris, Jr. Harper Collins, 2014. Hardcover, 363 pages, $27.
Essay 15 March 2015
book cover Citizens Without States?
Lee Trepanier
Adapted from Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization: Citizens without States. Lee Trepanier and Khalil Habib, ed. University of Kentucky Press, 2011. Paperback, 376 pages, $35.
Review 15 March 2015
book cover Is It Too Late for Democracy?
Flavio Felice
Nell’età della tarda democrazia. Scritti sullo Stato, le istituzioni e la politica (In the Age of Late-Democracy: Essays on State, Institutions and Politics), by Lorenzo Ornaghi. Vita e Pensiero, 2013. Paperback, 385 pages, €28.
Essay 8 March 2015
book cover Strange Inhabitants of the New World
Booth Tarkington
An extract from the new edition of Tarkington's collected memoirs edited by Jeremy Beer. This selection includes some of Tarkington’s reflections on the dawn of the automobile age. “If you live, you will yourselves become strange inhabitants of the new world.”
Review 8 March 2015
image Understanding the Cold War
Jason K. Duncan
A Brief History of the Cold War by Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding. The Heritage Foundation, 2014. Paperback, 108 pages, $7.
Essay 1 March 2015
image A Cause Lost—and Forgotten
Helen Andrews
Lessons from Mary Ward and the Women’s Anti-Suffragist Movement
Review 1 March 2015
book cover In Communion with All the Past
Adam Schwartz
David Jones in the Great War by Thomas Dilworth. Enitharmon Press (London), 2012. Cloth, 228 pp., £15.
On Essays and Letters 22 February 2015
book cover On Merriment
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on an essay by Dr. Johnson on pleasure, joy, and humor.
Review 22 February 2015
book cover Virtue, Family, and Community
Micah Mattix
The Republic of Virtue by Paul Lake. University of Evansville Press, 2013. Hardcover, 80 pages, $15.
Review 17 February 2015
book cover Recovering the Esoteric Reader
Ian Tuttle
Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing by Arthur M. Melzer. University of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover, 464 pages, $45.
Review 16 February 2015
book cover America’s First Public Intellectual
Drew Maciag
Selected Writings of Thomas Paine Edited by Ian Shapiro and Jane E. Calvert. Yale University Press, 2014. Paperback, 676 pages, $18.
Review 8 February 2015
book cover Dinner with Aristotle
Gracy Olmstead
The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think, by Julian Baggini. Granta Books, 2014. Paper, 280 pages, $14.
Review 8 February 2015
book cover Is the Use of Religious Rhetoric by Presidents Effective?
Gary Scott Smith
God Wills It: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion by David O’Connell. Transaction, 2014. Hardcover, 452 pp., $54.95.

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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.

Russell Kirk

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