Best of the Bookman 3 June 2012
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
‘The Farther from the Scene of Horror, the Easier the Talk’
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
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
The Arrogant Elite
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
Longshoreman, Philosopher, Mystery
Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher
by Tom Bethell.
Hoover Institution Press, 2012.
Hardcover, 328 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 20 May 2012
A Philosopher of Ordinary Language
Wittgenstein: From Mysticism to Ordinary Language by Russell Nieli. SUNY Press 1987, 261 pp., $32 paper.
Review 13 May 2012
Christopher Lasch, Conservative?
Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch
by Eric Miller.
Cloth, 394 pages, $32.
Best of the Bookman 13 May 2012
The Household Gods of Freedom
John Randolph of Roanoke: A Study in American Politics by Russell Kirk. Third ed., with select letters & speeches. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1978. [Fourth edition, 1997, cloth $24, paper $14.50.]
Review 6 May 2012
The Kind of Man Modernity Can Afford
Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore
by Peter L. Berger.
Prometheus Books, 2011, 264pp, hardcover, $26.
Best of the Bookman 6 May 2012
What Is Happening to History?
In this 1979 essay, the historian looks at the state of his field. He argues that “Popular interest in history preceded the teaching of history in schools; and there are many reasons to believe that it will survive it too.”
Review 1 May 2012
Socratic and Secular Irony
A Case for Irony by Jonathan Lear. Harvard University Press, 2011, 210 pages, $30.
Review 29 April 2012
On the Road to Emmaus: The Catholic Dialogue with America and Modernity by Glenn W. Olsen. The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. 303 pp., $70.
Best of the Bookman 29 April 2012
Belloc’s Social Thought
Hilaire Belloc, Edwardian Radical by John P. McCarthy. Liberty Press, 1978
[IHS Press, 2009, 373 pages.]
Essay 22 April 2012
Adrienne Rich and an Assessment of Contemporary American Poetry
Even measured against the hyperbole of her obituaries, which are less about the quality and resonance of her poetry and more about the ideologies of her admirers, it is possible to assess the public value of contemporary American poetry in the context of Adrienne Rich’s words.
By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.
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