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Symposium 14 April 2013
book cover Running About with Lit Matches
Ashlee L. Cowles
A symposium on Fahrenheit 451. Ashlee Cowles looks at the appeal to the moral imagination in Bradbury's work.
Symposium 14 April 2013
image The Pulpy Roots of ‘Fahrenheit 451’
Thomas F. Bertonneau
A symposium on Fahrenheit 451. Thomas Bertonneau looks at themes and publishing history in Bradbury's short stories that led up to the great dystopia.
Interview 7 April 2013
book cover The Marilyn Monroe of Modern Literature
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
The Bookman interviews Carl Rollyson, author of a new biography of the poet Sylvia Plath, who finds significant parallels between Plath and Marilyn Monroe, subject of one of his earlier biographies.
Review 7 April 2013
book cover Eliot’s Politics in Context
Benjamin G. Lockerd
Dreams of a Totalitarian Utopia: Literary Modernism and Politics, by Leon Surette. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011. Cloth, xv + 363 pages. $59.95.
Review 31 March 2013
book cover Tolerance that Swallows Itself
James Kalb
The Intolerance of Tolerance by D. A. Carson. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012. Cloth, 196 pages, $24.
Review 31 March 2013
book cover Debunking the Demographers
Allen Mendenhall
What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster by Jonathan V. Last. Encounter Books, 2013, Hardcover, 240 pages, $24.
Review 24 March 2013
book cover Beyond the End of History: Fukuyama’s Myopic Vision
Glen Austin Sproviero
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011 Hardcover, 608 pages, $35.
Review 24 March 2013
book cover The Left Bank in the Vieux Carré
Charles Jeanfreau
Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s by John Shelton Reed, LSU Press, 2012, Hardcover, 320 pp., $38.
Review 18 March 2013
book cover Chronicling the Conservatives
Derek Turner
The Conservatives—A History by Robin Harris. London: Bantam Press, 2012, hb., 632pps., £30.
Review 17 March 2013
book cover Morality and Order
A. W. R. Hawkins
Redeeming the Time by Russell Kirk, ed. Jeffrey O. Nelson. Wilmington, ISI Books, 1996. Cloth, 321 pages, $24.95.
Review 10 March 2013
book cover Churchill After the War
Francis P. Sempa
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940–1965 by William Manchester and Paul Reid. Little Brown and Company, 2012. Hardcover, 1182 pages, $40.
Review 10 March 2013
book cover Uncle Walt and the Lost Era of Network News
John C. Chalberg
Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley. HarperCollins, 2012. Hardcover, 819 pages, $35.
Review 3 March 2013
book cover The Perils of Neutrality
Bruce P. Frohnen
The Common Good of Constitutional Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy and on Catholic Social Teaching by Martin Rhonheimer, edited by William F. Murphy, Jr. Catholic University of America Press, 2013. Paperback, 560 pages, $45.
Review 3 March 2013
book cover Capitalism vs. the Free Market
Ivan Pongracic
The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You edited by Tom Palmer. Jameson Books, Inc., 2011. Paperback, 129 pp., $8.95. Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy by Robert Sirico. Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2012. Hardcover, 213 pp. $27.95.

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