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Review 4 November 2012
book cover The Gifts of the Present
James E. Person Jr.
Berkeley-Paris Express: A Lively Memoir of Studying Classical Music and Painting by Webster Young. Santa Fe, N.M.: Editions D’Auteurs, 2012, 347 pages, $14.50; Kindle Edition, $9.95.
Best of the Bookman 4 November 2012
book cover The Unknown Hegel
W. Wesley McDonald
The Search for Historical Meaning: Hegel and the Postwar American Right by Paul Edward Gottfried. Dekalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1986, Revised edition 2010. Paper, $24.
Review 31 October 2012
The Living, the Dead, and the Living Dead
Ashlee L. Cowles
Lord of the Hollow Dark by Russell Kirk. St. Martin’s Press, 1979.
Review 21 October 2012
book cover Glory and Indignity
Allen Mendenhall
John Randolph of Roanoke by David Johnson. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012 Cloth, 352 pages, $45.
Best of the Bookman 21 October 2012
book cover Sir Henry Sumner Maine on Democracy
Dennis T. Connell
Popular Government, by Henry Sumner Maine. Introduction by George W. Carey. Indianapolis: Liberty Classics [1885, 1976] [free online PDF edition at Liberty Fund].
Review 14 October 2012
book cover Faith and Twelve Presidents
Gary Scott Smith
The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama by David L. Holmes. University of Georgia Press, 2012 296 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 14 October 2012
book cover History Resurgent
Brainard Cheney
Historical Consciousness, or The Remembered Past by John Lukacs. New York: Harper & Row, 1968. [Rev ed. Transaction 1994, 411 pages.]
Review 7 October 2012
book cover Enoch Powell—Right from the start?
Derek Turner
Enoch at 100 Edited by Greville Howard. London: Biteback, 2012, hardback, 320pp., £25.
Best of the Bookman 7 October 2012
book cover Rediscovering a Neglected Conservative Mind
W. Wesley McDonald
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, by James Fitzjames Stephen. Edited by Stuart D. Warner. Liberty Fund, Inc., 1993 xxix + 270 pp., $19.50 cloth; $7.50, paper.
Review 30 September 2012
book cover A Global Life in Ideas
Francis P. Sempa
Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick by Peter Collier. New York: Encounter Books, 2012. 241 pp. $26.
Best of the Bookman 30 September 2012
Notes on the Cultural Revolution
Claes G. Ryn
In this 1970 essay, the future professor makes a classic argument that scientism is a true cultural revolution, an attempt to deny our true humanity.
Editorial 27 September 2012

Bookman editor Gerald J. Russello joins the conversation with David Brooks and Rod Dreher on the nature of today’s conservatism and the legacy of Russell Kirk.

Editor’s Note: A Forward-Thinking Conservatism
Interview 24 September 2012
book cover Omnipotence Is Provisional
an interview by JP O’Malley
In a conversation with JP O’Malley, London-based novelist Will Self talks about why he doesn’t see himself as a British writer, how his latest novel is a tribute to James Joyce’s Ulysses, and why he considers every book he writes a failure.
Review 23 September 2012
book cover The Anatomy of the Good
David J. Davis
Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices by Jennifer A. Herdt. University of Chicago Press, [2008] 2012. Paper, 467 pages, $35.

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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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