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Symposium 22 December 2011
book cover Lukacs and Kennan: Reflections on a Friendship
Lee Congdon
A Lukacs Symposium
Symposium 21 December 2011
book cover The Awful Responsibility of Time
Mark G. Malvasi
John Lukacs and the Problem of American History. A Lukacs Symposium.
Symposium 20 December 2011
book cover John Lukacs as Teacher
John P. Rossi
A Lukacs Symposium
Symposium 19 December 2011
book cover John Lukacs: Biblical Historical Thinking
Francesca Aran Murphy
A Lukacs Symposium
Symposium 19 December 2011
A Lukacs Symposium
The Editors
Over the course of the week, we are publishing a series of essays on the life and achievement of historian John Lukacs, as well as a few items by him.
Best of the Bookman 19 December 2011
What ‘Moonlighting’ Reveals
John A. Lukacs
In this 1961 essay, a young John Lukacs offers a prescient look at the practical problems of the college and university teacher in the United States. Their situation has not been materially improved in the fifty years since this was written.
Review 14 December 2011
book cover Buckley and Individualist Conservatism
Gerald J. Russello
Buckley: William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism by Carl T. Bogus. Bloomsbury Press, 2011. 405 pp. $30.00.
On Essays and Letters 11 December 2011
On Instruction in Cheerful Forms
James V. Schall, S.J.
In this column, Father Schall reflects on a sermon that John Donne preached to London’s lawyers on a proper understanding of gratitude and suffering.
Best of the Bookman 11 December 2011
For Our Time
Warren L. Fleischauer
This review essay from one of our first editions in 1961 looks at an anthology of Edmund Burke.
Review 4 December 2011
book cover Religious Modernity
Lee Trepanier
The Theological Origins of Modernity by Michael Allen Gillespie. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009 386 pages, $22.50.
Best of the Bookman 4 December 2011
book cover The Achievement of Irving Babbitt
Milton Hindus
In this essay from Autumn 1961, Milton Hindus looks back at the life and thought of Irving Babbitt, an important influence on T. S. Eliot and many others.
Review 27 November 2011
book cover Appealing to Burke’s Moral Imagination
W. Wesley McDonald
Edmund Burke For Our Time: Moral Imagination, Meaning, and Politics by William F. Byrne Northern Illinois University Press (DeKalb, Illinois). 227 pages, $40.00, cloth, 2011.
Review 25 November 2011
book cover Hemingway in Perspective
Bruce Edward Walker
Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961 by Paul Hendrickson. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011, 531 pp.
Review 20 November 2011
book cover Herbert Hoover, Revisionist
Gerald J. Russello
Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath. Edited and with an introduction by George H. Nash. Hoover Institution Press, 2011. 957 pp. $40.95.

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By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.

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