Essay 5 November 2012
Jacques Barzun, 1907–2012
- “Neither an unthinking optimist nor a congenital pessimist, Barzun took the long view that only history can provide.”
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.
A culture is perennially in need of renewal. A culture does not survive and prosper merely by being taken for granted; active defense is always required, and imaginative growth, too.
We are pleased to announce the release of The University Bookman on Edmund Burke, now available for Kindle. Collecting 21 reviews, essays, and interviews from the Bookman on the life and thought of Edmund Burke, this book is only $2.99, and purchases support our ongoing work to provide an imaginative defense of the Permanent Things. (3 Mar 2015)
Congratulations to Bookman contributor Caleb Stegall, who was selected for a seat on the Kansas Supreme Court. We wish him all the best. (28 Dec 2014)