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Review 25 September 2011
book cover A Child’s Imagination is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Jason R. Edwards
Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen (ISI Books, November 2010), 320 pp., $26.95.
Symposium 18 September 2011
And the Tragedy Continues
Bruce P. Frohnen
Symposium: Conservatism and Empire
Symposium 18 September 2011
How the GOP swallowed the Conservative Movement
Paul Gottfried
Symposium: Conservatism and Empire
Symposium 18 September 2011
Empire and the Crisis of American Conservatism
James Kalb
Symposium: Conservatism and Empire
Symposium 18 September 2011
Metternich vs. McEmpire
Daniel McCarthy
Symposium: Conservatism and Empire
Review 11 September 2011
book cover Love and Evil in Nazi Germany
Robert Huddleston
In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larsen (Crown, 2011). 464 pages, $26.
Best of the Bookman 11 September 2011
First Principles: Remedy for a Nation at Risk
Annette Kirk
The Classics Revisited 21 August 2011
book cover Bottom Rail on Top
James E. Person Jr.
Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter’s Son by William Alexander Percy (Alfred A. Knopf, 1941), 348 pp.
Review 14 August 2011
image Directions Back to the Public Square
A. W. R. Hawkins
Exiting a Dead End Road: A GPS for Christians in Public Discourse edited by Gudrun and Martin Kugler (Vienna, Austria: Kairos Publishing, 2010), paper, 353 pp. (introduction and table of contents available here).
Best of the Bookman 14 August 2011
In Praise of Latin
J. A. Fallon
This “Best of the Bookman” essay from the 1980s looks at the role of Latin in education between 1935 and 1985—and its consequences.
Review 7 August 2011
book cover Forgotten Name, Enduring Legacy
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Founding Federalist: The Life of Oliver Ellsworth by Michael C. Toth (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2011). 240 pages, $25.
Best of the Bookman 7 August 2011
book cover Universities: American, European, Third World
Thomas Molnar
In this 1981 installment from our archives, the late historian Thomas Molnar assesses the state of the modern university. Don’t be misled by the innocuous title: Molnar looks at institutions around the world to illustrate his argument that modern education is now wholly separated from true scholarship.
Essay 31 July 2011
Peter J. Stanlis (1920–2011)
Ian Crowe
Farewell to a great friend, Burke scholar, and one of the most influential American men of letters in the twentieth century.
Best of the Bookman 31 July 2011
book cover Robert Nisbet and the Idea of Community
Fred Donovan Hill
This “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1978 discusses Robert Nisbet's understanding of community and in particular his reading of the great sociologists on the subject of the severe and even pathological isolation of the individual in modern society.

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The twentieth-century conservative is concerned, first of all, with the regeneration of the 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 the highest.

Russell Kirk

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