Review 3 February 2013
A Church of One
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
by John M. Barry.
Cloth, 480 pages, $35.
Best of the Bookman 3 February 2013
An Exercise in Polemic
The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785–1800, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1996, 367 pp., $30 cloth.
Review 27 January 2013
Hope or Despair? Roger Kimball and the Future of Culture
The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia
by Roger Kimball.
St. Augustine’s Press, 2012.
Hardcover, 360 pp., $35.
Best of the Bookman 27 January 2013
Reflections on the Fundamental Law
The Conservative Constitution, by Russell Kirk. Regnery Gateway, 1990. Hardcover, 241 pp., $22.95 (as reviewed).
Revised and expanded as Rights and Duties, with an introduction by Russell Hittinger (Spence, 1997).
Review 20 January 2013
The Persistence of History
After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy
by Chilton Williamson, Jr.
ISI Books, 2012
Hardcover, 288 pages, $28
Best of the Bookman 20 January 2013
A Blinkered Life of Burke
The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography and Commented Anthology of Edmund Burke, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1992.Paper 692 pp., $34.95.
Review 13 January 2013
Testing the Metaphor
Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with J. G. Ballard, 1967–2008,
Edited by Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara.
Fourth Estate, 2012.
Hardcover, 304 pages, £25.
Best of the Bookman 13 January 2013
The Enduring Edmund Burke, edited by Ian Crowe. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1997.
221pp., $25 cloth.
Review 6 January 2013
The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy by Philip Tallon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cloth, 266 pages, $74.
Best of the Bookman 6 January 2013
True Ethical Humanism
Rousseau and Romanticism, by Irving Babbitt. With a new Introduction by Claes G. Ryn. Transaction Publishers, 1991.
Editorial 1 January 2013
- Editor’s Note: Looking Forward and Back
Review 30 December 2012
A Player Piano for the Twenty-First Century
by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Dial Press 1999 
Paper, 352 pages, $15.
On Essays and Letters 23 December 2012
Below is a bonus column from Father Schall. You can also peruse his other online articles in this series here.
Father Schall reflects on the art of the quotation: We usually do not quote just to be quoting.
Review 16 December 2012
Conversation in Collapse
The Conversation, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. American Zoetrope / Paramount, 1974. 113 minutes.