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Review 24 May 2015
book cover The Holiness of Hobbitry
Adam Schwartz
Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle-earth by Craig Bernthal. Angelico Press, 2014. Paperback, 316 pages, $17.
Review 24 May 2015
image A Conservative Manifesto for Europe
Alexander Trachta
Zeitgeist & Headwinds: A Conservative Manifesto [Original German: Zeitgeist und Gegenwind—Ein konservatives Manifest] by Florian Stumfall. Hemau, Germany: Tangrintler Medienhaus, 2011. Hardcover, 243 pages, €25.
On Essays and Letters 17 May 2015
book cover On Cocktail Time
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on the Wodehouse novel Cocktail Time and the surprising utility of the word “loopy.”
Interview 17 May 2015
book cover Unequal Victors
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Michael Neiberg about his new book on the 1945 Potsdam Conference that helped shape the postwar world.
Essay 10 May 2015
book cover Why Secular Liberalism Isn’t Liberal
Forfare Davis
John Gray, René Girard, and the return of tribal religion
Essay 10 May 2015
book cover L’Engle’s Conservatism
Jordan J. Ballor
Ballor looks at the nuanced worldview revealed by a newly uncovered passage from a draft of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantasy classic, A Wrinkle in Time and her warnings of the dangers of our pursuit of security.
Review 3 May 2015
book cover A Lively Half-Life
Carl Rollyson
The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams by Phyllis Lee Levin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Hardcover, 544 pages, $35.
Review 3 May 2015
book cover Catholic Principles, American Law
Michael Toth
American Law from a Catholic Perspective: Through a Clearer Lens Edited by Ronard J. Rychlak. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015. Hardcover, 326 pages, $85.
Review 27 April 2015
book cover Five Girls, Two Nations, One Historical Imagination
Jason Morgan
Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura. W. W. Norton, 2015. Hardcover, 352 pages, $28.
Review 26 April 2015
book cover An Unfinished Memoir
Robert Huddleston
Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier’s Secret War, 1942–1945 by Betty Lussier. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2010. Hardcover, 240 pages, $35.
Review 26 April 2015
book cover Florentines, Politics, and Virtue
Mark Anthony Signorelli
Dialogue on the Government of Florence by Francesco Guicciardini, edited by Alison Brown. Cambridge University Press, [1527] 1994. Paperback, 256 pages, $40.
Review 22 April 2015
book cover Some of the Right Questions
Elisabeth Hennefeld
Deutschland schafft sich ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Is Doing Away with Itself) by Thilo Sarrazin. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.
Review 22 April 2015
book cover Much Ado About Nothing—or Something
Thomas Spannring
Deutschland schafft sich ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Is Doing Away with Itself) by Thilo Sarrazin. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.
Essay 19 April 2015
image Why a New Sonnet about a Medieval English Monarch Is Worth Reading
Eugene Schlanger
Schlanger considers the poem from UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy written for the recent interment of King Richard III and its unusual merits as a historically aware poem.

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The ... conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.

Russell Kirk

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