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Essay 26 October 2014
book cover Why the Exorcist Endures
Mark Judge
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
book cover Time and Permanence in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
Pedro Blas González
In my beginning is my end.... … to be restored, our sickness must grow worse. —T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Review 26 October 2014
book cover The Philosophies of the Modern Era and the Catholic Church
Mark Pestana
The Church and the Culture of Modernity by Richard Divozzo. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback, 404 pages, $13.73.
Review 19 October 2014
book cover Educational Reform: Back to the Future
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
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. Corwin, 2010. Paperback, 184 pages, $33.
Best of the Bookman 19 October 2014
book cover Dueling Visions
Morgan N. Knull
Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative/Libertarian Debate, edited by George W Carey. ISI Books, 1998, Cloth, xxii + 231 pp., $25.
Review 12 October 2014
book cover Propping Up Pretensions
Carl Rollyson
Susan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel Schreiber, translated by David Dollenmayer. Northwestern University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 296 pages, $36.
Review 12 October 2014
book cover A New Look at George Orwell
John P. Rossi
George Orwell: English Rebel by Robert Colls. Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 330 pages, $34.95.
Review 5 October 2014
book cover Speaking Up About a Silent Revolution
Eamon Moynihan
Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance by Barry Rubin. Broadside Books, 2014. Hardcover, 330 pages, $26.
Interview 5 October 2014
book cover Catholic Social Teaching and Contemporary Social Problems
an interview by Alexis Carra
A conversation with Edward T. Mechmann, director of public policy for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York and author of God, Society and the Human Person.
Essay 29 September 2014
book cover Babbitt and Belloc: Two Peas, Different Pods
Chris Butynskyi
Two conservative authors sought the restoration of Western civilization, but they differ significantly on their diagnosis and solution.
Review 28 September 2014
book cover Diagnosing the Immodest Republic
Gracy Olmstead
The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic, edited by Michael P. Federici, Richard M. Gamble, and Mark T. Mitchell. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Hardcover, 236 pages, $95.
Symposium 21 September 2014
image The Pink Police State and Risk
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
Second of two reflections on the “Pink Police State” thesis of James Poulos. Gobry sees severe risk-aversion behind the rise of the pink police state and suggests some possible responses.
Symposium 21 September 2014
image The Worseness Accelerating
J. Arthur Bloom
First of two reflections on the “Pink Police State” thesis of James Poulos. Bloom looks with some concern at the context in which Poulos’s “anthropological reform” must necessarily occur.
Review 21 September 2014
book cover A Theological Reflection on Virtual Religion
Matthew C. Millsap
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.

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The ... conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of 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 its highest.

Russell Kirk

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