Review 18 November 2012
A Candle in the Darkness
Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner. Thomson/West (St. Paul), 2012608 pp., $49.95, cloth.
Best of the Bookman 18 November 2012
The Character of Our Constitution
Rights and Duties: Reflections on Our Conservative Constitution by Russell Kirk. Spence Publishing Company, 1997, 208 pp., $28 cloth.
Review 11 November 2012
Pure Narrative Pleasure
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman. Viking Adult, 2012, Cloth, 400 pages, $28.
Best of the Bookman 11 November 2012
Virtue and the Promise of Conservatism: the Legacy of Burke and Tocqueville, by Bruce Frohnen. University Press of Kansas, 1993. Cloth, 264 pages, $25.
Essay 5 November 2012
Jacques Barzun, 1907–2012
“Neither an unthinking optimist nor a congenital pessimist, Barzun took the long view that only history can provide.”
Review 4 November 2012
The Gifts of the Present
Berkeley-Paris Express: A Lively Memoir of Studying Classical Music and Painting by Webster Young. Santa Fe, N.M.: Editions D’Auteurs, 2012, 347 pages, $14.50; Kindle Edition, $9.95.
Best of the Bookman 4 November 2012
The Unknown Hegel
The Search for Historical Meaning: Hegel and the Postwar American Right by Paul Edward Gottfried. Dekalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1986,
Revised edition 2010. Paper, $24.
Review 31 October 2012
The Living, the Dead, and the Living Dead
Lord of the Hollow Dark by Russell Kirk. St. Martin’s Press, 1979.
Review 21 October 2012
Glory and Indignity
John Randolph of Roanoke
by David Johnson.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012
Cloth, 352 pages, $45.
Best of the Bookman 21 October 2012
Sir Henry Sumner Maine on Democracy
Popular Government, by Henry Sumner Maine. Introduction by George W. Carey. Indianapolis: Liberty Classics [1885, 1976] [free online PDF edition at Liberty Fund].
Review 14 October 2012
Faith and Twelve Presidents
The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama
by David L. Holmes.
University of Georgia Press, 2012
296 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 14 October 2012
Historical Consciousness, or The Remembered Past by John Lukacs. New York: Harper & Row, 1968. [Rev ed. Transaction 1994, 411 pages.]
Review 7 October 2012
Enoch Powell—Right from the start?
Enoch at 100
Edited by Greville Howard.
London: Biteback, 2012,
hardback, 320pp., £25.
Best of the Bookman 7 October 2012
Rediscovering a Neglected Conservative Mind
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, by James Fitzjames Stephen. Edited by Stuart D. Warner. Liberty Fund, Inc., 1993 xxix + 270 pp., $19.50 cloth; $7.50, paper.
The ... conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.
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