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Interview 6 February 2011
Live Where We Are
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with John Byron Kuhner, author of a Walden-esque book about Staten Island.
Best of the Bookman 6 February 2011
book cover Albert Camus
Thomas Molnar
In this 1965 installment from our archives, the late historian Thomas Molnar assesses the life and thinking of Albert Camus, who sought to solve the riddle that evil poses to man.
Editorial 30 January 2011
Editor’s Note: Welcome to the New Bookman
Best of the Bookman 30 January 2011

Below please find a link to the first installment of a new regular feature, “The Best of the Bookman.” Each week, we will feature an essay or review from the University Bookman’s incomparable archives. These archives have never been accessible before and represent a unique view into conservative reflection for the past five decades and more.

book cover The Tolstoy Locomotive on the Berlin Track
John Lukacs
This review essay on Isaiah Berlin’s The Hedgehog and the Fox first appeared in The University Bookman, volume 20, no. 4 (Summer 1980).
The Classics Revisited 30 January 2011

Part of the Bookman’s mission is to continue the conversation of ideas through the recognition and discussion of important books. This column seeks to provide a service to those readers who have perhaps not found the time—due to the demands of work and other responsibilities—to read (or reread) such books yet. We plan to cover additional books in the coming months, both recognized classics as well as those of particular importance to the conservative intellectual tradition. We hope you enjoy “The Classics Revisited.”

book cover Five Faces of Death
James E. Person, Jr.
Love Is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft (Ignatius Press, 1992; originally published in 1979), 121 pages.
Review 30 January 2011
book cover Beyond Tolstoy’s Legend: Russia and the Defeat of Napoleon
William Anthony Hay
Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven. New York: Viking (2010), 656 pages.
Review 14 November 2010
Books in Little
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Reviews of books by Habermas and Ratzinger, Adrian Goldsworthy, and Ralph McInerny.
Essay 14 November 2010
What Is All This?
Russell Kirk
Russell Kirk presented this lecture as the 1986 Commencement Address at La Lumiere School.
On Essays and Letters 14 November 2010
The Long Twilight
James V. Schall, S.J.
2010 does not seem to bear the same enthusiasm about the future as existed even forty years ago.
Essay 14 November 2010
Conservatism in Germany
Harald Bergbauer
In Remembrance of Caspar von Schrenck-Notzing (1927–2009)
Review 14 November 2010
In Praise of Discipline, Common Sense, and a Humane Businessman: Retailer Fred Meijer’s Life
James Person, Jr.
Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life by Bill Smith and Larry ten Harmsel, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 351 pp, $11.00 cloth, 2009
Review 14 November 2010
book cover Magister
John Connelly
Last Rites by John Lukacs, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT) $25.00 hardcover, 2009
Review 14 November 2010
Looking Over Their Shoulder: Orwell and the Intellectuals
James Seaton
Every Intellectual’s Big Brother: George Orwell's Literary Siblings by John Rodden, University of Texas Press (Austin, Texas) 263 pp, $45.00, 2006
Review 14 November 2010
Mystery Bathed in Light
José Yulo
The Mind that Is Catholic. Philosophical and Political Essays, by James V. Schall, S.J. Catholic University of America Press (Washington, DC) 337 pp, $34.95, 2008

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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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