Best of the Bookman 13 January 2013
The Enduring Edmund Burke, edited by Ian Crowe. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1997.
221pp., $25 cloth.
Review 6 January 2013
The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy by Philip Tallon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cloth, 266 pages, $74.
Best of the Bookman 6 January 2013
True Ethical Humanism
Rousseau and Romanticism, by Irving Babbitt. With a new Introduction by Claes G. Ryn. Transaction Publishers, 1991.
Editorial 1 January 2013
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Review 30 December 2012
A Player Piano for the Twenty-First Century
by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Dial Press 1999 
Paper, 352 pages, $15.
On Essays and Letters 23 December 2012
Below is a bonus column from Father Schall. You can also peruse his other online articles in this series here.
Father Schall reflects on the art of the quotation: We usually do not quote just to be quoting.
Review 16 December 2012
Conversation in Collapse
The Conversation, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. American Zoetrope / Paramount, 1974. 113 minutes.
On Essays and Letters 16 December 2012
The Real Charm of Oxford
Father Schall reflects on letters of the English Dominican Bede Jarrett.
Essay 9 December 2012
The State of American Liberal Education These Days
Peter Augustine Lawler says that the requirements of being middle class—of living in a meritocracy based on productivity—gradually destroys liberal education in America, but two countercultures continue to preserve serious education that teaches people to live well.
Essay 9 December 2012
Ten Conservative Books Revisited
In 1986, Russell Kirk gave a lecture on Ten Conservative Books. Bookman editor Gerald Russello returns to the theme 25 years on with another ten recommendations.
Interview 2 December 2012
Having It Both Ways
an interview by
Novelist and poet James Lasdun speaks with the Bookman about why he feels violence is an important theme to be explored in poetry, how Chekhov modernized him as a writer, and why an industrial wasteland in New Jersey inspired the milieu for one of his novels.
Review 2 December 2012
Back to the Sources, Almost
Of Farming and Classics: A Memoir by David Grene. University of Chicago Press, 2006, cloth, 184 pages, $35.
Interview 25 November 2012
A Road Not Taken
an interview by
In the aftermath of the 2012 election, the Bookman interviews Michael Brendan Dougherty, national correspondent for The American Conservative, on the thinking and likely influence of Patrick J. Buchanan and his New Majority—and the prospects for Republicans to interrupt current trends by reaching out to African-Americans and urban voters.
Best of the Bookman 25 November 2012
A Conservative Scholar’s Wisdom
The Case for Conservatism by Francis Graham Wilson, with a new introduction by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers [1951, 1969, 1990, 2011], 74 pp., $20 paper.
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.
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