Essay 15 December 2013
Russell Kirk as Historian
Frohnen looks at Kirk’s work as a historian, suggesting that it is his ability to connect us with a particular thread in history, rather than to any abstract theme, that is worth celebrating. A version of this essay was given at the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University at a conference on The Conservative Mind.
Best of the Bookman 15 December 2013
Leviathan’s Predictable Servants
The Burden of Time: The Fugitives and Agrarians by John L. Stewart. Princeton University Press, 1965. Hardcover, 566 pages.
Review 8 December 2013
Can Rationalism Make it in the Long Run?
Oakeshott on Rome and America
by Gene Callahan
Charlottesville: Imprint Academic, 2012
Hardcover, 250 pages $50. Paperback, 200 pages, $40.
Review 8 December 2013
American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Hardcover, 512 pages, $28.
Review 3 December 2013
A Reader’s Guide to the Most Brutal Century
A Short History of the Twentieth Century by John Lukacs. Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 230 pp. $25.
Essay 1 December 2013
An Aesthetic Vision on West 43rd Street
An Evening with the Poet C. P. Cavafy
Review 24 November 2013
Straussians, Founders, and the Faith
Leo Strauss and Anglo-American Democracy: A Conservative Critique by Grant Havers. Northern Illinois University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 256 pp., $37.
Review 17 November 2013
Better Average Than Unequal
Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen. New York, NY: Dutton, 2013. Hardcover, 290 pages, $26.95.
On Essays and Letters 15 November 2013
On W. C. Fields’s Tombstone
Father Schall reflects on a chapter about the great W. C. Fields and the mysterious nature of humor.
Review 10 November 2013
Contradictions and the Burkean … Lovecraft?
The Classic Horror Stories
by H. P. Lovecraft, edited by Roger Luckhurst.
Oxford University Press, 2013.
Hardcover, xxxvi + 487 pages, $25.
Review 6 November 2013
Capital Vices and Commercial Virtues
Capital: A novel by John Lanchester. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2012. Hardcover, 527 pages, $27.
Review 3 November 2013
‘Only Power Restrains Power’
James Burnham’s The Machiavellians at Seventy.
Review 27 October 2013
Forget the Enlightenment—Focus on the Family
How the West Really Lost God
by Mary Eberstadt.
Templeton Press, 2013.
Hardcover, 268 pages, $21.
Essay 20 October 2013
The Voice of Michael Oakeshott in the Conversation of Conservatism
A paper presented to the biennial meeting of the Michael Oakeshott Association, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 28, 2013.
A “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”
Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954
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