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.
Essay 9 March 2014
The Stories We Tell—The People We Become
Every culture provides a larger story in which to locate one’s self. In this, the first of two parts, Ted McAllister looks at two of the three primary competing stories Americans tell about themselves. Part Two will look at a third story and consider the strengths and flaws of each.
Review 2 March 2014
Small Towns Can Be Big Stages
Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future by Robert Wuthnow. Princeton University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 498 pages, $35.
Best of the Bookman 2 March 2014
Can America Find Order?
An Unsettled People: Social Order and Disorder in American History, by Rowland Berthoff. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.
Review 23 February 2014
Unveiling the Obvious
The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
by David Bentley Hart.
Yale University Press, 2013.
Hardcover, 376 pages, $25.
Review 16 February 2014
Hoover’s Crusade Against Collectivism
George H. Nash, historian and biographer of Herbert Hoover, speaks with the Bookman about his new book, a previously unknown memoir from the former president. He discusses what The Crusade Years adds to our knowledge about Hoover and the post-war years, and suggests lessons we can draw from his long post-presidential career.
Best of the Bookman 16 February 2014
An Extraordinary Book
Regionalism and Nationalism in the United States: The Attack on Leviathan, by Donald Davidson, with a new introduction by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers,  1991. xxiii + 368 pp., $33.
Mere unthinking negative opposition to
the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still
retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct
must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.
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In honor of the great historian John Lukacs, who turns ninety in 2014, we are delighted to announce publication of the first e-book from the University Bookman. The Bookman on John Lukacs features essays and reviews by and about Lukacs gathered from fifty years of our archives. This convenient collection of scholarship is available as a Kindle edition from Amazon.com.
(15 Feb 2014)
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