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Editorial 30 January 2011
Editor’s Note: Welcome to the New Bookman
The Classics Revisited 30 January 2011

Part of the Bookman’s mission is to continue the conversation of ideas through the recognition and discussion of important books. This column seeks to provide a service to those readers who have perhaps not found the time—due to the demands of work and other responsibilities—to read (or reread) such books yet. We plan to cover additional books in the coming months, both recognized classics as well as those of particular importance to the conservative intellectual tradition. We hope you enjoy “The Classics Revisited.”

book cover Five Faces of Death
James E. Person, Jr.
Love Is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft (Ignatius Press, 1992; originally published in 1979), 121 pages.
Review 30 January 2011
book cover Beyond Tolstoy’s Legend: Russia and the Defeat of Napoleon
William Anthony Hay
Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven. New York: Viking (2010), 656 pages.
Review 14 November 2010
Books in Little
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Reviews of books by Habermas and Ratzinger, Adrian Goldsworthy, and Ralph McInerny.
Essay 14 November 2010
What Is All This?
Russell Kirk
Russell Kirk presented this lecture as the 1986 Commencement Address at La Lumiere School.
On Essays and Letters 14 November 2010
The Long Twilight
James V. Schall, S.J.
2010 does not seem to bear the same enthusiasm about the future as existed even forty years ago.
Essay 14 November 2010
Conservatism in Germany
Harald Bergbauer
In Remembrance of Caspar von Schrenck-Notzing (1927–2009)
Review 14 November 2010
In Praise of Discipline, Common Sense, and a Humane Businessman: Retailer Fred Meijer’s Life
James Person, Jr.
Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life by Bill Smith and Larry ten Harmsel, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 351 pp, $11.00 cloth, 2009
Review 14 November 2010
Looking Over Their Shoulder: Orwell and the Intellectuals
James Seaton
Every Intellectual’s Big Brother: George Orwell's Literary Siblings by John Rodden, University of Texas Press (Austin, Texas) 263 pp, $45.00, 2006
Review 14 November 2010
Mystery Bathed in Light
José Yulo
The Mind that Is Catholic. Philosophical and Political Essays, by James V. Schall, S.J. Catholic University of America Press (Washington, DC) 337 pp, $34.95, 2008
Review 13 November 2010
book cover image Thinking in Pairs with Poets and Scientists
Joseph T. Stuart
Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher by Peter J. Stanlis, ISI Books (Wilmington, Delaware) 452 pp., $28.00, 2007 Practical Mystic: Religion, Science, and A. S. Eddington by Matthew Stanley, University of Chicago Press (Chicago) 313 pp., $37.50 Cloth, 2007
Review 13 November 2010
In Search of a Better Economic System
Ivan Pongracic, Sr.
God & Money: The Moral Challenge of Capitalism by Charles McDaniel, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. (Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Plymouth, UK) 337 pp., $27.95, 2007
Review 13 November 2010
Dark Ride: Thomas S. Hibbs on Film Noir and the Quest for Redemption
Thomas F. Bertonneau
Arts of Darkness: American Noir and the Quest for Redemption by Thomas S. Hibbs, Spence Publishing $27.95 hardcover, 2008
Review 13 November 2010
Writer–Statesman
Richard M. Gamble
George Kennan: A Writing Life by Lee Congdon ISI Books (Wilmington, DE) xii + 208 pp., $25.00 cloth, 2008

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All great systems, ethical or political, attain their ascendency over the minds of men by virtue of their appeal to the imagination; and when they cease to touch the chords of wonder and mystery and hope, their power is lost, and men look elsewhere for some set of principles by which they may be guided.

Russell Kirk

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