Review 4 May 2014
Bully in the Bully Pulpit
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Simon & Schuster, 2013. Hardcover, 928 pages, $40.
Review 30 April 2014
Books in Little
Brief reviews of the Hadley Arkes Festschrift, A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics; Eva Brann’s Homage to Americans; and Rodney Stark’s How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity.
Essay 28 April 2014
The Real Source of Modern Judicial Review
Frohnen looks at the role of ideology and the precedents established by Chief Justice Taney’s decision in the Dred Scott case.
Review 21 April 2014
The Founders’ Founder
Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. A Critical Edition with Modern Spelling by Richard Hooker, edited by Arthur Stephen McGrade. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Three volumes. Hardcover, 1100 pages, $420.
On Essays and Letters 21 April 2014
Father Schall reflects on Pascal’s Pensées and the point of his inescapable incomprehensibles.
Review 13 April 2014
Religious Liberty and the Tragic Approach to Legal Theory
The Tragedy of Religious Freedom
by Marc O. DeGirolami.
Harvard University Press, 2013.
Hardcover, 320 pages, $45.
Review 6 April 2014
Natural Law and the Challenge of Liberal Secularism
Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism
by Robert P. George.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2013.
Hardcover, 384 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 6 April 2014
Strong Essays on Burke
Edmund Burke, the Enlightenment and the Modern World, edited by Peter J. Stanlis. Detroit: University of Detroit Press, 1967. 129 pp.
Review 1 April 2014
Rise of the Poster Children
An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America
by Joseph Bottum.
Image, 2014. Hardcover, 296 pp. $25.
Essay 30 March 2014
Mackinder, Geography, and History
The work of the British geographer and geopolitical theorist Halford John Mackinder reminds us that, despite technological progress or ideological factors, the political world is still inseparable from the physical world.
Best of the Bookman 30 March 2014
Defining the Just Society
A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1972.
Review 23 March 2014
Reclaiming the Common Mind
The Common Mind: Politics, Society, and Christian Humanism, by André Gushurst-Moore. Tacoma, WA: Angelico Press, 2013. 251 pages. $25.
Interview 16 March 2014
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JP O'Malley interviews Simon Schama about his new book and documentary, The Story of the Jews and recurring attacks on Jewish people and culture. He and Schama also talk about progress in history.
Essay 12 March 2014
The Stories We Tell—The People We Become (Part 2)
Every culture provides a larger story in which to locate one’s self. In the second of two parts, Ted McAllister looks at a third story about America and considers the strengths and flaws of the three.
By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.
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