Review 23 October 2016
The Fragility of Peace
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
by Adrian Goldsworthy.
Yale University Press, 2016.
Hardcover, 528 pages, $32.50.
Review 20 October 2016
Is a Christian Society Possible?
Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society
by R. R. Reno.
Hardcover, 256 pages, $28.
Review 16 October 2016
The Dread Beneath
The War of the Worlds: From H. G. Wells to Orson Welles to Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and Beyond
by Peter J. Beck.
Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Paper, 408 pages, $30.
Review 9 October 2016
Gnomon: Essays on Contemporary Literature
by Hugh Kenner.
Dalkey Archive Press, 2016
(Originally McDowell, Oblensky: 1958).
Paper, 302 pages, $18.
Review 2 October 2016
Solidarity Against the Present Discontent
The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko, with a foreword by John O’Sullivan.
Encounter Books, 2016.
Hardcover, 182 pages, $24.
Review 29 September 2016
Epic, Rock, Camp, and Beowulf
Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage
by Jason Craig and Dave Malloy.
Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI.
Run: September 8–October 9, 2016.
Review 25 September 2016
A Nearly Essential Goethe
The Essential Goethe
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
edited and introduced by Matthew Bell.
Princeton University Press, 2016.
Hardcover, 1056 pages, $40.
Review 21 September 2016
The Last Pratchett
The Shepherd’s Crown
by Terry Pratchett.
Hardcover, 288 pages, $19.
Review 18 September 2016
Henry George, Anti-Statist
Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age
by Edward T. O’Donnell.
Columbia University Press, 2015.
Hardcover, 376 pages, $38.
Review 11 September 2016
Lessons from a Failed Party?
John Pendleton Kennedy: Early American Novelist, Whig Statesman, & Ardent Nationalist
by Andrew R. Black.
Louisiana State University Press, 2016.
Cloth, 343 pages, $48.
Review 8 September 2016
Backcountry Wisdom from an Investment Banker
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis
by J. D. Vance.
Hardcover, 264 pages, $28.
Review 4 September 2016
The Latin Literature that almost Wasn’t
Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature
by Denis Feeney.
Harvard University Press, 2016.
Hardcover, 400 pages, $35.
Interview 29 August 2016
Horror of Life
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O’Malley speaks with Peter Ackroyd CBE about his new biography of Alfred Hitchcock and the great director’s life and work.
Review 22 August 2016
A Rebel Against Rebellion
Conversations with Roger Scruton
by Roger Scruton and Mark Dooley.
Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016.
Hardcover, 213 pages, $28.
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.
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