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Review 24 January 2016
book cover A Circle of Instigators
Adam Schwartz
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015. 644 pp., $35.00 cloth.
Review 17 January 2016
book cover The Start of the Division of Europe
John Lukacs
After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe by Michael Jones. New American Library, 2015. Hardcover, pp. 374, $28.
Review 17 January 2016
book cover A Lived, not ‘Living’ Constitution
Steven H. Aden and Josiah A. Aden
The Constitution: An Introduction by Michael S. Paulsen and Luke Paulsen. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 368 pages, $30.
Interview 10 January 2016
book cover After Consensus Ends
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with James Piereson, author of the new book, Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order.
Review 10 January 2016
book cover The Warrior for Free Government
Francis P. Sempa
Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government By Larry P. Arnn. Nelson Books, 2015. Hardcover, 376 pp., $23.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Creating in Community
Ashlee Cowles
Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings by Diana P. Glyer. Kent State University Press, 2015. Paperback, 224 pages, $19.
Best of the Bookman 3 January 2016
image A Poet Aware of the Past
Thomas Molnar
Most Ancient of All Splendors, by Johann Moser. Sophia Institute Press, 1989. Hardcover, 94 pages, $15.
Best of the Bookman 20 December 2015
book cover An Anti-Utopian Life
Kevin J. McNamara
Isaiah Berlin: A Life, by Michael Ignatieff. New York: Owl Books, 1999. Paper, 356pp., $16.
On Letters and Essays 6 December 2015
book cover On What Is Not Found in English Departments
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on state of the university English department after reading an essay by Joseph Epstein.
Best of the Bookman 6 December 2015
A Champion of Inherited Culture
William McCann
The Intemperate Professor and Other Cultural Splenetics, by Russell Kirk. Sherwood Sugden and Company, 1988. 143pp. paper, $7.95.
Review 29 November 2015
book cover Kissinger as Political Philosopher
Francis P. Sempa
Kissinger 1923–1968: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson. New York: Penguin Press, 2015. Hardcover, 986 pp., $39.95.
Essay 29 November 2015
book cover Schopenhauer and Postmodern Ethical Affectation
Pedro Blas González
González reminds us of the uncomfortable lessons that the grouch of Danzig could teach our age.
To the Point 22 November 2015
Kirk The Meaning of Capitalism
Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: FRIDAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1963
To the Point 22 November 2015
Kirk Our Wisest President
Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1964

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The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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