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Review 1 March 2015
book cover In Communion with All the Past
Adam Schwartz
David Jones in the Great War by Thomas Dilworth. Enitharmon Press (London), 2012. Cloth, 228 pp., £15.
On Essays and Letters 22 February 2015
book cover On Merriment
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on an essay by Dr. Johnson on pleasure, joy, and humor.
Review 22 February 2015
book cover Virtue, Family, and Community
Micah Mattix
The Republic of Virtue by Paul Lake. University of Evansville Press, 2013. Hardcover, 80 pages, $15.
Review 17 February 2015
book cover Recovering the Esoteric Reader
Ian Tuttle
Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing by Arthur M. Melzer. University of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover, 464 pages, $45.
Review 16 February 2015
book cover America’s First Public Intellectual
Drew Maciag
Selected Writings of Thomas Paine Edited by Ian Shapiro and Jane E. Calvert. Yale University Press, 2014. Paperback, 676 pages, $18.
Review 8 February 2015
book cover Dinner with Aristotle
Gracy Olmstead
The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think, by Julian Baggini. Granta Books, 2014. Paper, 280 pages, $14.
Review 8 February 2015
book cover Is the Use of Religious Rhetoric by Presidents Effective?
Gary Scott Smith
God Wills It: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion by David O’Connell. Transaction, 2014. Hardcover, 452 pp., $54.95.
Review 1 February 2015
book cover I Would Kill for the Thrill of First Love
Eve Tushnet
Marta Oulie by Sigrid Undset, translated by Tiina Nunnally, with an introduction by Jane Smiley. University of Minnesota Press, 2014. Paperback, 128 pages, $16.
Review 1 February 2015
book cover Lives of the Saints
Gladden J. Pappin
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Hardcover, 543 pages, $35.
Essay 25 January 2015
Jaffa Harry V. Jaffa, RIP
Robert R. Reilly
Reilly offers some personal reflections on his friendship with Harry Jaffa and what he learned from the great Lincoln scholar and political philosopher.
Essay 25 January 2015
book cover Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner and the Faith that Comes by Hearing
Pedro Blas González
“I readily believe that there are more invisible Natures in the universe than visible ones. Yet who shall explain to us this numerous company, their grades, their relationships, their distinguishing features, and the functions of each of them?” —epigraph to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Review 25 January 2015
book cover That Was in Another Country
R. J. Stove
Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image by Matthew Cecil. University of Kansas Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Review 18 January 2015
book cover The Absurdity of Gender Theory
Micah Mattix
Les démons du bien by Alain de Benoist. Pierre-Guillaume de Roux Editions, 2013. Paperback, 279 pp, €23.00.
Review 18 January 2015
book cover The Remaining Western Illusion
Ted McAllister
Lies, Passions and Illusions: The Democratic Imagination in the Twentieth Century by François Furet. Chicago University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 128 pages, $20.

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

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