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Essay 1 July 2016
image Notes from a Smaller, Freer Island
Derek Turner
Novelist Derek Turner reflects on the Brexit vote and its causes, coalitions, and likely aftermath.
Review 26 June 2016
book cover Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition … to Be Explained Fairly
Gene Callahan
Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark. Templeton Press, 2016. Hardcover, 280 pages, $28.
Books in Little 26 June 2016
book cover Books in Little: The Myth of Islamic Spain
Karl C. Schaffenburg
The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Darío Fernández-Morera. ISI Books, 2016. Hardcover, 358 pages, $30.
Review 19 June 2016
book cover Burke in Full
Ian Crowe
Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke by Richard Bourke. Princeton University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 1032 pages, $45.
Best of the Bookman 19 June 2016
book cover Dark Night, Black Hopes
R. Kenton Craven
The Death of Christian Culture, by John Senior. Arlington House, Publishers, 1978 [Revised edition, IHS Press, 2008]. Paperback, 192 pages, $29.
Books in Little 16 June 2016
book cover Books in Little: Modern Culture
Karl C. Schaffenburg
An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture By Roger Scruton St. Augustine’s Press, 2000, New ed. 2016. Hardcover, 173 pp., $25.
Review 12 June 2016
book cover Anything but Bland Conformity
Thomas F. Bertonneau
Collected Essays on Philosophers by Colin Wilson, edited by Colin Stanley. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. Hardcover, 253 pages, $82.
Best of the Bookman 12 June 2016
image The Enduring Wisdom of Bryce
Gerald J. Russello
The Hindrances to Good Citizenship, by James Bryce. Introduction by Howard G. Schneiderman. Transaction Publishers, 1993. 186 pp., $36.
Review 5 June 2016
book cover A Forgotten American Horace
Greg Morrison
American Austen: The Forgotten Writing of Agnes Repplier by Agnes Repplier, Edited by John Lukacs. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2009. Hardcover, 450 pages, $25.
Best of the Bookman 5 June 2016
image The Literary and Southern Schooling of ‘Mad Jack’ Randolph
James J. Thompson Jr.
The Education of John Randolph, by Robert Dawidoff. W. W. Norton & Co., 1979. Hardcover, 346 pp., $19.95.
Symposium 30 May 2016
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2016)
Bookman Contributors
From Newman to MacArthur and children’s drama to philosophy and poetry, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists.
Best of the Bookman 29 May 2016
image The Oral Tradition
Mark Royden Winchell
Robert Penn Warren Talking: Interviews 1950–1978, edited by Floyd C. Watkins and John T. Hiers. Random House, 1980. Hardcover, 289 pp., $12.95.
Review 22 May 2016
book cover The Convict-Bourgeois
Eve Tushnet
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, translated by Michael Hofmann. Melville House, 2010. Paperback, 544 pages, $17.
Best of the Bookman 22 May 2016
image Solzhenitsyn Interpreted
John Bowling
Solzhenitsyn: The Moral Vision by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980. Hardcover, 239 pages.

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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.

Russell Kirk

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