Review 13 July 2014
The Real Great Depression?
The Forgotten Man, Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes. Harper Perennial, 2014. Paperback, 320 pages, $20.
Essay 6 July 2014
Teaching in an Age of Ideology
Profiles of four twentieth-century teachers—Voegelin, Sandoz, Niemeyer, and Hallowell—whose lives offer insight in cultivating a desire for truth, goodness, and beauty in an ideological age.
Essay 29 June 2014
Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Coming of the First World War
Sempa offers a survey of the thought and writings of Admiral A. T. Mahan, one of the few Americans to recognize the growing danger of Germany before World War I.
Review 22 June 2014
Betrayal of the Arab Christians
The Last Communion: A Journey among the Abandoned Christians in the Arab World.
By Klaus Wivel.
Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag (Denmark), 2013.
Paperback, 320 pages.
Review 15 June 2014
Multiculturalism or Clash of Civilizations
The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism by Jens-Martin Eriksen and Frederick Stjernfelt. Telos Press, 2012. Paperback, 410 pages, $25.
Essay 8 June 2014
The Future of the West in the Thought of Muggeridge and Ortega y Gasset
Both Muggeridge and Ortega y Gasset argue in different ways that modern intellectuals have turned their back on freedom because it makes great demands on people who find the idea of moral responsibility too taxing.
Review 8 June 2014
The Critic as Catalyst
The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915–1987. Edited by Hans Bak. Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 848 pages, $40.
Symposium 3 June 2014
What We’re Reading (Summer 2014)
From medieval sagas to anti-Communist Japanese surrealist novels, the Civil War campaigns to contemporary fiction, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists. Every year this is one of our most popular features, as the suggestions from our trusted contributors are learned, wide-ranging, and deeply engaged with the questions that face our modern age.
Review 1 June 2014
Evangelicals and Conservatives: On Beyond Worldview
The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life
by Bradley G. Green.
Paperback, 192 pages, $17.
Essay 26 May 2014
The Centennial of a Cataclysm: One Life, One Family
On Memorial Day weekend, as we approach the centennial of World War I, Tim Goeglein looks at the life of an individual soldier-poet to help us assess the war’s cost.
Review 25 May 2014
Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime is Flattening America and the West and What to Do About It by James Kalb. Angelico Press, 2013. Paperback, 203 pages, $20.
Review 18 May 2014
America’s Aviation Icons
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom. National Geographic Press, 2013. Hardcover, 464 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 18 May 2014
Paul Elmer More and the Relevance of Life and Letters
In this essay from 1982, Mr. Jamieson reviews the life and thought of the great Humanist critic turned Christian apologist.
Review 11 May 2014
‘I Think I Have Made Poetry’
The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume I: 1886–1920
Edited by Donald Sheehy, Mark Richardson, and Robert Faggen.
Harvard University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 811 pages, $45.
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.
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