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Review 22 July 2012
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David G. Bonagura, Jr.
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy. Doubleday, 2012, 400 pp., $27.
Best of the Bookman 22 July 2012
Subterranean Truths
Robert Aickman
Lord of the Hollow Dark by Russell Kirk. St. Martin’s Press, 1979. $10.95.
Essay 21 July 2012
Searching while Blindfolded
Gerald J. Russello
A comment on a silly piece by Russell Jacoby.
Review 15 July 2012
book cover American Sound—Twentieth Century
Thomas F. Bertonneau
Voices of Stone and Steel: The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin by Walter Simmons. Scarecrow Press, 2010 Cloth, 438 pages, $70.
Best of the Bookman 15 July 2012
book cover The Relevance of T. S. Eliot
Arther S. Trace
Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century by Russell Kirk. New York: Random House, 1972. [ISI 2008, 460 pages, paper, $18.]
Review 8 July 2012
book cover Founders’ Faith: None of the Above
Gary Scott Smith
The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution by Gregg L. Frazer. University Press of Kansas, 2012, 296 pp., $35.
Best of the Bookman 8 July 2012
book cover America Is Hard to See
Peter S. Stanlis
The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny by Orestes A. Brownson [1865]. Reprinted by Augustus M. Kelley, Publishers: Clifton, New Jersey, 1972.[ISI 2002]
Review 1 July 2012
book cover On the Long March of the Wolves through the Sheep-pen
James E. Person, Jr.
Intellectuals and Society: Revised and Expanded Edition by Thomas Sowell. New York: Basic Books, 2012, 669 pages, $19.99.
Best of the Bookman 1 July 2012
book cover Many Liberalisms
Kenneth R. Craycraft, Jr.
Against Liberalism, by John Kekes. Cornell University Press, 1997, 287 pp., $30 cloth.
Symposium 26 June 2012
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2012)
Bookman contributors
As a special summer feature, we’ve asked our valued contributors to tell us what they’re planning to read this summer. We hope it provides you with ideas of your own.
Review 24 June 2012
book cover For a Thousand Memes to Sing
Richard M. Reinsch II
Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson. Yale University Press, 2010. 176 pages, $24.
Best of the Bookman 24 June 2012
book cover Liberal Idealism Critiqued
Peter Augustine Lawler
Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism: From Criticism to Cultural Studies by James Seaton. University of Michigan Press, 1996. 287 pp., $42.50 cloth.
Review 17 June 2012
book cover Signs of Contradiction
Adam Schwartz
The Pen and the Cross: Catholicism and English Literature, 1850–2000 by Richard Griffiths. Continuum (London & New York) xii + 260 pp., $35 cloth, 2010.
Best of the Bookman 17 June 2012
book cover The Perceptivity of Isaac Hecker
Robert Royal
Isaac T. Hecker, The Diary: Romantic Religion in Ante-Bellum America edited by John Farina. Paulist Press (“Sources of American Spirituality” Series) 1988, 456 pp., $14.95 cloth.

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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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