Essay 29 June 2014
Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Coming of the First World War
Sempa offers a survey of the thought and writings of Admiral A. T. Mahan, one of the few Americans to recognize the growing danger of Germany before World War I.
Review 22 June 2014
Betrayal of the Arab Christians
The Last Communion: A Journey among the Abandoned Christians in the Arab World.
By Klaus Wivel.
Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag (Denmark), 2013.
Paperback, 320 pages.
Review 15 June 2014
Multiculturalism or Clash of Civilizations
The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism by Jens-Martin Eriksen and Frederick Stjernfelt. Telos Press, 2012. Paperback, 410 pages, $25.
Essay 8 June 2014
The Future of the West in the Thought of Muggeridge and Ortega y Gasset
Both Muggeridge and Ortega y Gasset argue in different ways that modern intellectuals have turned their back on freedom because it makes great demands on people who find the idea of moral responsibility too taxing.
Review 8 June 2014
The Critic as Catalyst
The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915–1987. Edited by Hans Bak. Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 848 pages, $40.
Symposium 3 June 2014
What We’re Reading (Summer 2014)
From medieval sagas to anti-Communist Japanese surrealist novels, the Civil War campaigns to contemporary fiction, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists. Every year this is one of our most popular features, as the suggestions from our trusted contributors are learned, wide-ranging, and deeply engaged with the questions that face our modern age.
Review 1 June 2014
Evangelicals and Conservatives: On Beyond Worldview
The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life
by Bradley G. Green.
Paperback, 192 pages, $17.
Essay 26 May 2014
The Centennial of a Cataclysm: One Life, One Family
On Memorial Day weekend, as we approach the centennial of World War I, Tim Goeglein looks at the life of an individual soldier-poet to help us assess the war’s cost.
Review 25 May 2014
Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime is Flattening America and the West and What to Do About It by James Kalb. Angelico Press, 2013. Paperback, 203 pages, $20.
Review 18 May 2014
America’s Aviation Icons
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom. National Geographic Press, 2013. Hardcover, 464 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 18 May 2014
Paul Elmer More and the Relevance of Life and Letters
In this essay from 1982, Mr. Jamieson reviews the life and thought of the great Humanist critic turned Christian apologist.
Review 11 May 2014
‘I Think I Have Made Poetry’
The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume I: 1886–1920
Edited by Donald Sheehy, Mark Richardson, and Robert Faggen.
Harvard University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 811 pages, $45.
Best of the Bookman 11 May 2014
The Problem of Democratic Individualism
In this item from 1988, Peter Augustine Lawler looks at both Tocqueville and Robert Bellah to illuminate the problem of democratic individualism.
Review 4 May 2014
Turner’s Frontier Thesis, Continued
The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History by Jon K. Lauck. University of Iowa Press, 2013. Paperback, 166 pages, $35.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
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