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Symposium 26 June 2012
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2012)
Bookman contributors
As a special summer feature, we’ve asked our valued contributors to tell us what they’re planning to read this summer. We hope it provides you with ideas of your own.
Review 24 June 2012
book cover For a Thousand Memes to Sing
Richard M. Reinsch II
Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson. Yale University Press, 2010. 176 pages, $24.
Best of the Bookman 24 June 2012
book cover Liberal Idealism Critiqued
Peter Augustine Lawler
Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism: From Criticism to Cultural Studies by James Seaton. University of Michigan Press, 1996. 287 pp., $42.50 cloth.
Review 17 June 2012
book cover Signs of Contradiction
Adam Schwartz
The Pen and the Cross: Catholicism and English Literature, 1850–2000 by Richard Griffiths. Continuum (London & New York) xii + 260 pp., $35 cloth, 2010.
Best of the Bookman 17 June 2012
book cover The Perceptivity of Isaac Hecker
Robert Royal
Isaac T. Hecker, The Diary: Romantic Religion in Ante-Bellum America edited by John Farina. Paulist Press (“Sources of American Spirituality” Series) 1988, 456 pp., $14.95 cloth.
Review 10 June 2012
book cover A Necessary Symbiosis
Samuel Gregg
America’s Spiritual Capital by Nicholas Capaldi and Theodore Roosevelt Malloch St Augustine’s Press (South Bend, Indiana), 2012. Paper, 176 pages, $17.
On Essays and Letters 10 June 2012
book cover On the Depths of Villainy
James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 6 June 2012
book cover Men with Lit Matches
A. W. R. Hawkins
Fahrenheit 451, The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by Ray Bradbury. Simon & Schuster, 2003. 208 pages, hardcover, $23.
Essay 3 June 2012
On Statesmanship: The Case of John Adams
Bruce P. Frohnen
This article is the second of two parts and is based on a talk delivered to a Colloquium on Statesmanship and the Constitution at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 13–14, 2012. Part One is here.
Best of the Bookman 3 June 2012
book cover Practical Sermons
Eugene D. Genovese
Redeeming the Time by Russell Kirk. Edited with an introduction by Jeffrey O. Nelson. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1996, 321 pp., $25 cloth, $15 paper.
Essay 28 May 2012
Paul Fussell in Paris, 1945 ‘The Farther from the Scene of Horror, the Easier the Talk’
R. J. Stove
Paul Fussell, who died this month, was perhaps more a curmudgeon than a conservative, but his harsh language was intended to counteract propaganda and euphemism and so recover the reality of the human in the face of war and other cultural assaults. Robert Stove provides an obituary appropriate for Memorial Day.
Essay 27 May 2012
On Statesmanship: The Case of John Adams
Bruce P. Frohnen
This article is the first of two parts and is based on a talk delivered to a Colloquium on Statesmanship and the Constitution at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 13–14, 2012.
Best of the Bookman 27 May 2012
book cover The Arrogant Elite
Barry Alan Shain
The New Communitarians and the Crisis of Modern Liberalism by Bruce Frohnen. University Press of Kansas, 1996. vii + 271 pp., $30 cloth.
Review 20 May 2012
book cover Longshoreman, Philosopher, Mystery
Daniel J. Flynn
Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher by Tom Bethell. Hoover Institution Press, 2012. Hardcover, 328 pages, $30.

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The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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