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On Letters and Essays 27 March 2016
book cover On Play and Seriousness
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on what play reveals about the human condition in conversation with Homo Ludens, the classic book by Johan Huizinga.
Review 20 March 2016
book cover Judges and Dons
Allen Mendenhall
Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary by Richard Posner. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30.
Review 20 March 2016
book cover Memory and Mythmaking
Karl C. Schaffenburg
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945 (Citizens and Soldiers) By Nicholas Stargardt Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 704 pp., $35.
Review 13 March 2016
book cover Modernists in Middle-Earth
A. M. Juster
Tolkien among the Moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood. University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Paperback, 303 pages, $32.
Review 13 March 2016
book cover Hope for a Conservative Remnant
James E. Person Jr.
The Conservative Rebellion by Richard Bishirjian. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Hardcover, 171 pages, $25.
Review 6 March 2016
book cover A Modern Plutarch
Jason R. Edwards
The Road to Character by David Brooks. Random House, 2015. Hardcover, 320 pages, $28.
To the Point 6 March 2016
Kirk An Encounter with Ayn Rand
Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1962
Review 28 February 2016
book cover Reading Sowell in the Badlands
Peter L. Edman
Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 244 pages plus notes and index, $30.
Review 28 February 2016
book cover Rabelais in the Graveyard
Frank Freeman
Graveyard Clay (Cré na Cille): A Narrative in Ten Interludes by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated by Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 368 pp., $25.
Review 21 February 2016
book cover A Memorial Wall of Words
Eamon Moynihan
Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev, translated by Antonina W. Bouis. New Vessel Press, 2016 Paper, 290 pages. $16.
Essay 13 February 2016
Scalia Antonin Scalia (1936–2016)
Stephen B. Presser
Professor Presser offers farewell remarks on the occasion of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and his hopes that the Justice’s principled approach to jurisprudence will yet carry the day.
Review 8 February 2016
book cover At Long Last
Benjamin G. Lockerd
The Poems of T. S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 2 volumes, 1344 + 688 pages, $45/$40.
Essay 7 February 2016
book cover The Courage of Lewis and Clark
Pedro Blas González
González reflects on the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to consider their effect on history and their surprisingly effective work in “existential ethnography.”
Editorial 2 February 2016
Editor’s Note: Conservatism in Disarray

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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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