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On Essays and Letters 11 December 2011
On Instruction in Cheerful Forms
James V. Schall, S.J.
In this column, Father Schall reflects on a sermon that John Donne preached to London’s lawyers on a proper understanding of gratitude and suffering.
Best of the Bookman 11 December 2011
For Our Time
Warren L. Fleischauer
This review essay from one of our first editions in 1961 looks at an anthology of Edmund Burke.
Review 4 December 2011
book cover Religious Modernity
Lee Trepanier
The Theological Origins of Modernity by Michael Allen Gillespie. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009 386 pages, $22.50.
Best of the Bookman 4 December 2011
book cover The Achievement of Irving Babbitt
Milton Hindus
In this essay from Autumn 1961, Milton Hindus looks back at the life and thought of Irving Babbitt, an important influence on T. S. Eliot and many others.
Review 27 November 2011
book cover Appealing to Burke’s Moral Imagination
W. Wesley McDonald
Edmund Burke For Our Time: Moral Imagination, Meaning, and Politics by William F. Byrne Northern Illinois University Press (DeKalb, Illinois). 227 pages, $40.00, cloth, 2011.
Review 25 November 2011
book cover Hemingway in Perspective
Bruce Edward Walker
Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961 by Paul Hendrickson. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011, 531 pp.
Review 20 November 2011
book cover Herbert Hoover, Revisionist
Gerald J. Russello
Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath. Edited and with an introduction by George H. Nash. Hoover Institution Press, 2011. 957 pp. $40.95.
Review 20 November 2011
book cover Lewis’s Aeneid, Labor Amoris
Anthony Esolen
C. S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile translated by C. S. Lewis; edited by A. T. Reyes. Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover, 184 pages, $28.
Essay 13 November 2011
Herrick and Donne and the Problems of Modernist Poetics
Mark Anthony Signorelli
Signorelli looks at past critiques of the metaphysical poets to suggest the problematic nature of modernist poetry. Do poets like Eliot and Wilbur give delight, or are they masters of frigidity?
Best of the Bookman 13 November 2011
A Literary Patrimony
Cecilia Kirk Nelson
In this article from our 1994 Memorial issue, Russell Kirk's daughter Cecilia discusses the literary heritage that she was given by Kirk’s regular evening readings.
Essay 9 November 2011
book cover Fortunate Friendships
Timothy S. Goeglein
In this excerpt from his new memoir, The Man in the Middle, Tim Goeglein discusses the profound influence on his life of the thought and friendship of Russell Kirk.
Essay 6 November 2011
book cover Santayana’s Standing
James Seaton
In this response to David Dilworth's review of his edition of two books by Santayana, James Seaton argues that Santayana was attacking the self-contradictions of the political correctness of his day.
Best of the Bookman 6 November 2011
The Youthful Writings of Russell Kirk
Matthew Davis
In this article from our memorial issue, one of Russell Kirk’s assistants reviews his juvenalia and points out continuities with his mature work.
Review 30 October 2011
book cover An Everlasting Man of Letters
Adam Schwartz
G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), xiv + 747 pp., $65.00 cloth

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The conservative believes that the individual is foolish, although the species is wise; therefore, unlike the confident intellectual, he declines to undertake the reconstruction of society and human nature.

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