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.
Review 9 February 2014
Hollow Men and the Search for a Workable Pluralism
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief by George M. Marsden. Basic Books, 2014. Hardcover, 264 pp. $27.
Best of the Bookman 9 February 2014
The Rebirth of a Christian State
The Byzantine Revival, 780–842, by Warren Treadgold. Stanford University Press, 1988, 504 pp., $49.50.
Essay 2 February 2014
Pop Culture Mysticism
Conservative outlets will occasionally run a light piece about how this movie or that pop song is actually conservative, as if they had found a gold coin in a landfill of dung. In fact, religious mysticism, if not Republican dogma, radiates through the popular culture. And we are missing it.
Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms.
Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969
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