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Review 14 July 2013
book cover Rushmore’s Odd Man Out
John C. Chalberg
Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition by Jean M. Yarbrough. University of Kansas Press, 2012. Cloth, 337 pp., $40.
Symposium 6 July 2013
book cover The Personalism of The Conservative Mind
Bradley J. Birzer
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover Reflections of a Conservative Liberal
Drew Maciag
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover What Is the Legacy of ‘The Conservative Mind’?
W. Wesley McDonald
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover Life Is Worth Living
Lee Edwards
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover The Joyful Conservative
James E. Person Jr.
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Editorial 4 July 2013
Editor’s Note: The Conservative Mind at Sixty
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover A Problem of Definition
Steven P. Millies
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover The Deeper Roots of Social Order
Bruce P. Frohnen
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover An Excursion into the Broader World
George H. Nash
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover The Needs of Modernity’s Orphans
Daniel McCarthy
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Review 1 July 2013
book cover The Use and Abuse of Samuel Johnson
Ian Crowe
The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 264 pages, $85. The Politics of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 256 pages, $85.
Review 26 June 2013
book cover From Practice to Theory
Greg Kaza
It Didn’t Have to Be This Way: Why Boom and Bust Is Unnecessary—and How the Austrian School of Economics Breaks the Cycle by Harry C. Veryser. ISI Books, 2013. Hardcover, 318 pages, $29.
Review 16 June 2013
book cover Still Left in the Dark
Patrick M. McCarthy
Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark by Brian Kellow. Viking Adult, 2011. Hardcover, 417 pages, $28.

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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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