Review 4 December 2016
A Samurai’s Hidden Gospel
A Christian Samurai: The Trials of Baba Bunkō
by William J. Farge, SJ;
Foreword by Kevin M. Doak.
The Catholic University of America Press, 2016.
Hardcover, 336 pages, $35.
Review 1 December 2016
Taking Things as They Are
by Myles Connolly
with an introduction by Stephen Mirarchi.
Cluny Media, 2015.
Paper, 198+xiv pages, $18.
Review 27 November 2016
Sightings of an Endangered Species
Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America: Writings, 1986–2014
by Bill Kauffman.
Front Porch Republic Books, 2015.
Paperback, 442 pages, $51.
Books in Little 23 November 2016
Books in Little: Those Intolerable Christians
Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
by Larry W. Hurtado.
Baylor University Press, 2016.
Hardback, 304 pages, $30.
Review 20 November 2016
Kirk and the Hope for Recovery
Enemies of the Permanent Things: Observations of Abnormity in Literature and Politics
by Russell Kirk,
with an introduction by Benjamin G. Lockerd.
Cluny Media, 2016.
Paper, 399 pages, $20.
Books in Little 17 November 2016
Books in Little: Seven Prophets
American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice
by Albert J. Raboteau.
Princeton University Press, 2016.
Cloth, 248 pages, $30.
Review 13 November 2016
Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski.
Yale University Press, 2016.
Hardcover, 280 pages, $40.
Review 10 November 2016
Balancing Happy and Real
Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles. Merit Press, 2016. Hardcover, 272 pages, $18.
Review 6 November 2016
Conservative Crack-up, Republican Rout?
Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism by George Hawley. University Press of Kansas, 2016. Hardcover, 376 pages, $35.
Interview 6 November 2016
On the Rise of the Enlightenment
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A conversation with British author and scholar Anthony Gottlieb on the rise of the Enlightenment; Rousseau’s politics; the influence of John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government on both the French Revolution and the American Constitution; and the progress of humanity.
Review 3 November 2016
The Immigrants from Hell
German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past During the Civil Rights Era
by Monique Laney.
Yale University Press, 2015.
Hardcover, 320 pages, $35.
Review 30 October 2016
A Regionalist Tragedy
Shade of the Raintree: The Life and Death of Ross Lockridge, Jr., Author of Raintree County.
by Larry Lockridge.
Indiana University Press, 1994, 2014.
Paperback, 544 pages, $25.
Review 30 October 2016
American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan
by Greg Weiner.
University Press of Kansas, 2015.
Hardcover, 189 pages, $30.
Review 27 October 2016
Airing Rome’s Dirty Laundry
Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet
by Daisy Dunn.
Hardcover, 336 pages, $26.
The survival of any culture, or of the material fabric of civilization, requires vigorous imagination and readiness to sacrifice. By dullness and complacency are intellectual and social orders undone.
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