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book cover An Exercise in Polemic
Barry Alan Shain
The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785–1800, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1996, 367 pp., $30 cloth.
Review 27 January 2013
book cover Hope or Despair? Roger Kimball and the Future of Culture
Wilfred M. McClay
The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia by Roger Kimball. St. Augustine’s Press, 2012. Hardcover, 360 pp., $35.
Best of the Bookman 27 January 2013
book cover Reflections on the Fundamental Law
Anthony Harrigan
The Conservative Constitution, by Russell Kirk. Regnery Gateway, 1990. Hardcover, 241 pp., $22.95 (as reviewed). Revised and expanded as Rights and Duties, with an introduction by Russell Hittinger (Spence, 1997).
Review 20 January 2013
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P. Bracy Bersnak
After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy by Chilton Williamson, Jr. ISI Books, 2012 Hardcover, 288 pages, $28
Best of the Bookman 20 January 2013
book cover A Blinkered Life of Burke
Francis Canavan, S.J.
The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography and Commented Anthology of Edmund Burke, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1992.Paper 692 pp., $34.95.
Review 13 January 2013
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JP O’Malley
Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with J. G. Ballard, 1967–2008, Edited by Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara. Fourth Estate, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, £25.
Best of the Bookman 13 January 2013
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Brian C. Anderson
The Enduring Edmund Burke, edited by Ian Crowe. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1997. 221pp., $25 cloth.
Review 6 January 2013
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Peter L. Edman
The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy by Philip Tallon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cloth, 266 pages, $74.
Best of the Bookman 6 January 2013
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Milton Hindus
Rousseau and Romanticism, by Irving Babbitt. With a new Introduction by Claes G. Ryn. Transaction Publishers, 1991.
Editorial 1 January 2013
Editor’s Note: Looking Forward and Back
Review 30 December 2012
book cover A Player Piano for the Twenty-First Century
Gary L. Gregg II
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dial Press 1999 [1952] Paper, 352 pages, $15.
On Essays and Letters 23 December 2012

Below is a bonus column from Father Schall. You can also peruse his other online articles in this series here.

book cover On Quotations
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall reflects on the art of the quotation: We usually do not quote just to be quoting.
Review 16 December 2012
book cover Conversation in Collapse
Eve Tushnet
The Conversation, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. American Zoetrope / Paramount, 1974. 113 minutes.
On Essays and Letters 16 December 2012
book cover The Real Charm of Oxford
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall reflects on letters of the English Dominican Bede Jarrett.

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

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