Essay 14 January 2015
Walter Berns, RIP
Remembering the great constitutional scholar and political theorist (1919–2015).
Review 11 January 2015
A Gentleman of Letters
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Edited by J. Michael Lennon.
Random House, 2014.
Hardcover, 867 pages, $40.
On Essays and Letters 11 January 2015
On Looking for What We Have Been Given
Father Schall reflects on the witty and revealing journal entries of Flannery O'Connor on prayer.
Review 5 January 2015
Fruits of Procrastination
One Hundred Letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper
Edited by Richard Davenport-Hines and Adam Sisman.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 488 pages, $40.
Review 4 January 2015
Children on the Menu
The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition
by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated and edited by Jack Zipes.
Princeton University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 568 pages, $35.
Editorial 29 December 2014
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Best of the Bookman 28 December 2014
In Search of Community
Community and Tradition: Conservative Perspectives on the American Experience,
edited by George W. Carey and Bruce Frohnen.
Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.
Paper, 216pp., $23.
Review 21 December 2014
The Marxist Jeremiah
Culture and the Death of God by Terry Eagleton.
Yale University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 234 pages, $26.
Best of the Bookman 21 December 2014
Fiction and Philosophy
On Moral Fiction, by John Gardner. Basic Books, 1977.
Review 14 December 2014
Science Fiction Worth Re-Reading?
What Makes This Book so Great: Re-Reading the Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Jo Walton.
Hardcover, 447 pages, $27.
Review 14 December 2014
An Echo from the Cold War
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men
by Eric Lichtblau. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. Hardcover, 231 pages (plus acknowledgments, notes, and index), $28.
Review 7 December 2014
The Prospect of an Authentic Conservatism
Prospects for Conservatives: A Compass for Rediscovering the Permanent Things
by Russell Kirk, with a new introduction by Bradley J. Birzer.
Imaginative Conservative Books, 2013.
Hardcover, 278 pages, $25.
Best of the Bookman 7 December 2014
Civilization in Davy Jones’s Locker
The Emerging Atlantic Culture by Thomas Molnar.
Transaction Publishers, 1994. 110pp., $34.95 cloth.
Review 30 November 2014
How Dwight Became Dwight
Dwight Macdonald on Culture: The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered
by Tadeusz Lewandowski.
Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2013.
Hardcover, 149 pages, $41.
The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.
Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969
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