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Review 30 December 2012
book cover A Player Piano for the Twenty-First Century
Gary L. Gregg II
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dial Press 1999 [1952] Paper, 352 pages, $15.
On Essays and Letters 23 December 2012

Below is a bonus column from Father Schall. You can also peruse his other online articles in this series here.

book cover On Quotations
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall reflects on the art of the quotation: We usually do not quote just to be quoting.
Review 16 December 2012
book cover Conversation in Collapse
Eve Tushnet
The Conversation, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. American Zoetrope / Paramount, 1974. 113 minutes.
On Essays and Letters 16 December 2012
book cover The Real Charm of Oxford
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall reflects on letters of the English Dominican Bede Jarrett.
Essay 9 December 2012
book cover The State of American Liberal Education These Days
Peter Augustine Lawler
Peter Augustine Lawler says that the requirements of being middle class—of living in a meritocracy based on productivity—gradually destroys liberal education in America, but two countercultures continue to preserve serious education that teaches people to live well.
Essay 9 December 2012
book cover Ten Conservative Books Revisited
Gerald J. Russello
In 1986, Russell Kirk gave a lecture on Ten Conservative Books. Bookman editor Gerald Russello returns to the theme 25 years on with another ten recommendations.
Interview 2 December 2012
image Having It Both Ways
an interview by JP O’Malley
Novelist and poet James Lasdun speaks with the Bookman about why he feels violence is an important theme to be explored in poetry, how Chekhov modernized him as a writer, and why an industrial wasteland in New Jersey inspired the milieu for one of his novels.
Review 2 December 2012
book cover Back to the Sources, Almost
John Byron Kuhner
Of Farming and Classics: A Memoir by David Grene. University of Chicago Press, 2006, cloth, 184 pages, $35.
Interview 25 November 2012
Photo: Kyle Cassidy, Wikimedia A Road Not Taken
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
In the aftermath of the 2012 election, the Bookman interviews Michael Brendan Dougherty, national correspondent for The American Conservative, on the thinking and likely influence of Patrick J. Buchanan and his New Majority—and the prospects for Republicans to interrupt current trends by reaching out to African-Americans and urban voters.
Best of the Bookman 25 November 2012
book cover A Conservative Scholar’s Wisdom
George H. Nash
The Case for Conservatism by Francis Graham Wilson, with a new introduction by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers [1951, 1969, 1990, 2011], 74 pp., $20 paper.
Review 18 November 2012
book cover A Candle in the Darkness
Stephen B. Presser
Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner. Thomson/West (St. Paul), 2012608 pp., $49.95, cloth.
Best of the Bookman 18 November 2012
book cover The Character of Our Constitution
Bruce Frohnen
Rights and Duties: Reflections on Our Conservative Constitution by Russell Kirk. Spence Publishing Company, 1997, 208 pp., $28 cloth.
Review 11 November 2012
book cover Pure Narrative Pleasure
Craig Bernthal
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman. Viking Adult, 2012, Cloth, 400 pages, $28.
Best of the Bookman 11 November 2012
book cover Living Conservatism
Edward Ericson, Jr.
Virtue and the Promise of Conservatism: the Legacy of Burke and Tocqueville, by Bruce Frohnen. University Press of Kansas, 1993. Cloth, 264 pages, $25.

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The ... conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.

Russell Kirk

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