Review 1 June 2013
Pragmatists versus Agrarians?
Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920–1990 by John J. Langdale.
University of Missouri Press, 2012.
Cloth, 192 pages, $50. (Kindle ed.)
Interview 26 May 2013
Burke, Party, and the Human Person
an interview by
JP O'Malley interviews Jesse Norman, political thinker and MP, and author of the new book, Edmund Burke: The First Conservative, on Burke as a postmodern thinker, proponent of political parties, agent of change, and other themes.
Best of the Bookman 26 May 2013
The Critics of Burke
Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications, edited by Daniel E. Ritchie. Transaction Publishers, 1990, xxvi + 291 pp., $29.95.
Interview 19 May 2013
Copperheads, Community, and Those Who Have Lost
an interview by
Bill Kauffman, screenwriter for the upcoming feature film Copperhead, speaks with the Bookman about localism, war, and his forthcoming film.
Best of the Bookman 19 May 2013
The Moral Imperative of Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution
by Peter J. Stanlis, Foreword by Russell Kirk.
Transaction Publishers, 1991.
xxi +259 pp. $40.
Edmund Burke: Prescription and Providence
by Francis Canavan.
Carolina Academic Press, 1987.
xiv +183 pp. $24.
On Essays and Letters 12 May 2013
On General Wolfe’s Preference
Father Schall looks at Will Cuppy, the question of relations between things and self-evident facts.
Essay 12 May 2013
Plato’s Idea of the Teacher
In this essay, the second of two parts, philosophy professor Pedro Blas González explores critical themes from Plato’s classic dialogue.
Essay 5 May 2013
Human Nature, Allegory, and Truth in Plato’s Republic
In this essay, the first of two parts, philosophy professor Pedro Blas González explores critical themes from Plato’s classic dialogue.
Best of the Bookman 5 May 2013
Thank You, Gerhart Niemeyer
This concise “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1997 honors the late Notre Dame professor Gerhart Niemeyer, student of Voegelin and authority on ideologies, and suggests some of his enduring legacies—including a very Platonic lesson—were those taught by example.
Best of the Bookman 28 April 2013
The Conservative Mind Renewed
We mark the 60th anniversary of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind in 2013. In this “Best of the Bookman” review from 1979, Senior Fellow George H. Nash reviews the sixth edition on the book’s 25th anniversary.
Review 28 April 2013
The Misremembered President
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes. HarperCollins, 2013. Hardback, 565 pages, $35.
Interview 21 April 2013
Literature and the Call of Faith
an interview by
The Bookman talks with Gregory Wolfe about contemporary arts, artists, and cultural critics (and what he learned from Russell Kirk) on the occasion of the release of the first novel from his new imprint, Slant Books.
On Essays and Letters 21 April 2013
On Avoiding ‘Prosperous Wickedness’
Father Schall reflects on a Rambler essay from 1750.
Symposium 14 April 2013
Out of the Nursery to College, Back to the Nursery
A symposium on Fahrenheit 451. Robert M. Woods looks at Anti-Intellectualism and Authentic Learning in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451
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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