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Review 19 February 2012
book cover The Substance of Nothing
Bruce P. Frohnen
The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution, by Paul Horwitz. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 352 pages. $65.
Best of the Bookman 19 February 2012
image A Call to Timelessness
Geoffrey Wagner
The Letters of Wyndham Lewis, edited by W. K. Rose. New York: New Directions, 1964. 580 pp.
Review 13 February 2012
book cover It’s About the Music
Daniel J. Flynn
Exploring U2: Is This Rock ’n’ Roll? by Scott Calhoun (ed.), Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012, 276 pp., hardcover, $60.
Best of the Bookman 12 February 2012
The Third Road
Felix Morley
Economics of the Free Society, by Wilhelm Roepke. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1963. 261 pp.
Review 5 February 2012
book cover Humanizing the Social Sciences
Gerald J. Russello
Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore by Peter L. Berger. Prometheus Books, 2011, 264pp, hardcover, $26.
Best of the Bookman 5 February 2012
Textbooks and the Audience for Poetry
Robert Beum
In this essay from Spring 1964, poet Robert Beum points to some virtues of poetry and offers a modest proposal to address the decline of poetry in American culture.
Review 29 January 2012
book cover On the Matter of Authentic Conservatism and Political Faith
Hunter Baker
From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism. By D. G. Hart. Eerdmans, 2011. 237 pages. $25.
Best of the Bookman 29 January 2012
book cover Oakeshott and Conservatism
Francis G. Wilson
Rationalism in Politics and Other Essaysby Michael Oakeshott. New York: Basic Books, 1962. 333 pp. [rev ed. Liberty Fund, 1991]
Review 22 January 2012
book cover Contingent Conservatism
Derek Turner
The New Politics: Liberal Conservatism or Same Old Tories? by Peter King, Policy Press (Bristol UK), 2011, 156pp, paper, $35.
Best of the Bookman 22 January 2012
book cover A New ‘Rasselas’
Jeffrey Hart
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Warren Fleischauer. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1962. 189 pp. [Edition reviewed; Penguin edition (Kindle); Free edition (Kindle)]
Review 15 January 2012
book cover The Empire Goes Overboard
Michael J. Ard
Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America by Benjamin L. Carp, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010, Cloth, 328 pp, $30
Best of the Bookman 14 January 2012
Memo to Irving Babbitt
John Abbot Clark
In this Best of the Bookman essay from 1962, a writer who was then an associate professor of English at Michigan State, wrote a letter to Irving Babbitt, who died in 1933, assessing the state of education and culture in light of Babbit’s concerns during his lifetime.
Review 8 January 2012
book cover Political Correctness and the War Against Authority
A. W. R. Hawkins
Society Against Itself: Political Correctness and Organizational Self-Destruction by Howard S. Schwartz, Karnac Books, 2010. Paper, 240 pp.
The Classics Revisited 8 January 2012
book cover Witness over Sixty Years
James E. Person Jr.
Witness by Whittaker Chambers (Random House, 1952)

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Imagination it is that shapes society—moral imagination, or idyllic imagination, or diabolic imagination.

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