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Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover The Deeper Roots of Social Order
Bruce P. Frohnen
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover An Excursion into the Broader World
George H. Nash
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover The Needs of Modernity’s Orphans
Daniel McCarthy
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Review 1 July 2013
book cover The Use and Abuse of Samuel Johnson
Ian Crowe
The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 264 pages, $85. The Politics of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 256 pages, $85.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover From Practice to Theory
Greg Kaza
It Didn’t Have to Be This Way: Why Boom and Bust Is Unnecessary—and How the Austrian School of Economics Breaks the Cycle by Harry C. Veryser. ISI Books, 2013. Hardcover, 318 pages, $29.
Review 16 June 2013
book cover Still Left in the Dark
Patrick M. McCarthy
Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark by Brian Kellow. Viking Adult, 2011. Hardcover, 417 pages, $28.
Symposium 8 June 2013
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2013)
Bookman contributors
We’re back with another collection of summer reading recommendations from our reviewers and friends.
Review 1 June 2013
book cover Pragmatists versus Agrarians?
Allen Mendenhall
Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920–1990 by John J. Langdale. University of Missouri Press, 2012. Cloth, 192 pages, $50. (Kindle ed.)
Interview 26 May 2013
book cover Burke, Party, and the Human Person
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Jesse Norman, political thinker and MP, and author of the new book, Edmund Burke: The First Conservative, on Burke as a postmodern thinker, proponent of political parties, agent of change, and other themes.
Best of the Bookman 26 May 2013
image The Critics of Burke
Dante Germino
Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications, edited by Daniel E. Ritchie. Transaction Publishers, 1990, xxvi + 291 pp., $29.95.
Interview 19 May 2013
image Copperheads, Community, and Those Who Have Lost
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
Bill Kauffman, screenwriter for the upcoming feature film Copperhead, speaks with the Bookman about localism, war, and his forthcoming film.
Best of the Bookman 19 May 2013
book cover The Moral Imperative of Edmund Burke
Rod Preece
Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution by Peter J. Stanlis, Foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers, 1991. xxi +259 pp. $40. Edmund Burke: Prescription and Providence by Francis Canavan. Carolina Academic Press, 1987. xiv +183 pp. $24.
On Essays and Letters 12 May 2013
image On General Wolfe’s Preference
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall looks at Will Cuppy, the question of relations between things and self-evident facts.
Essay 12 May 2013
book cover Plato’s Idea of the Teacher
Pedro Blas González
In this essay, the second of two parts, philosophy professor Pedro Blas González explores critical themes from Plato’s classic dialogue.

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The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969


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