Essay 5 August 2012
Joseph Mitchell and the Free Life
The New Yorker’s Joseph Mitchell wrote with an almost Burkean enthusiasm for the neighborhoods, physical and metaphysical, of his city, the communities in which lived an array of eccentrics, oddballs, misfits, lonely, gifted, strange, surly, lovable people that could not be found so concentratedly in any other city in the world.
Best of the Bookman 5 August 2012
The Architecture of a Man’s Time
Essays: Personal and Impersonal, by Milton Hindus. Black Sparrow Press, 1988 191 pp., paper, $10.00.
Review 29 July 2012
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans, by Lawrence N. Powell. Harvard University Press, 2012. Cloth, 448 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 29 July 2012
America’s British Culture by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers, 1993. Cloth, 150 pages, $25.
Review 22 July 2012
Union and Liberty
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy. Doubleday, 2012, 400 pp., $27.
Best of the Bookman 22 July 2012
Lord of the Hollow Dark by Russell Kirk. St. Martin’s Press, 1979. $10.95.
Essay 21 July 2012
Searching while Blindfolded
A comment on a silly piece by Russell Jacoby.
Review 15 July 2012
American Sound—Twentieth Century
Voices of Stone and Steel: The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin by Walter Simmons.
Scarecrow Press, 2010
Cloth, 438 pages, $70.
Best of the Bookman 15 July 2012
The Relevance of T. S. Eliot
Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century by Russell Kirk. New York: Random House, 1972. [ISI 2008, 460 pages, paper, $18.]
Review 8 July 2012
Founders’ Faith: None of the Above
The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution
by Gregg L. Frazer. University Press of Kansas, 2012, 296 pp., $35.
Best of the Bookman 8 July 2012
America Is Hard to See
The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny by Orestes A. Brownson . Reprinted by Augustus M. Kelley, Publishers: Clifton, New Jersey, 1972.[ISI 2002]
Review 1 July 2012
On the Long March of the Wolves through the Sheep-pen
Intellectuals and Society: Revised and Expanded Edition by Thomas Sowell. New York: Basic Books, 2012, 669 pages, $19.99.
Best of the Bookman 1 July 2012
Against Liberalism, by John Kekes. Cornell University Press, 1997, 287 pp., $30 cloth.
Symposium 27 June 2012
What We’re Reading (Summer 2012)
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