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Best of the Bookman 19 August 2012
book cover The Declaration as the Constitution
Kevin R. Gutzman
Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution: A Disputed Question by Harry V. Jaffa. Regnery Gateway, 1994, 386 pp., $24 hardcover.
Review 12 August 2012
book cover Resisting Ideology’s Reductionism
Richard M. Gamble
The New Jacobinism: America as Revolutionary State (2d expanded ed.) by Claes G. Ryn. National Humanities Institute, 2011, 163 pp., paper, $15.
Best of the Bookman 12 August 2012
book cover An American Classic
Claes G. Ryn
Democracy and Leadership by Irving Babbitt. Foreword by Russell Kirk, Liberty Classics, 1979, 390 pp.
Essay 5 August 2012
Joseph Mitchell and the Free Life
Dermot Quinn
The New Yorker’s Joseph Mitchell wrote with an almost Burkean enthusiasm for the neighborhoods, physical and metaphysical, of his city, the communities in which lived an array of eccentrics, oddballs, misfits, lonely, gifted, strange, surly, lovable people that could not be found so concentratedly in any other city in the world.
Best of the Bookman 5 August 2012
book cover The Architecture of a Man’s Time
Daniel James Sundahl
Essays: Personal and Impersonal, by Milton Hindus. Black Sparrow Press, 1988 191 pp., paper, $10.00.
Review 29 July 2012
book cover Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
Charles H. Jeanfreau
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans, by Lawrence N. Powell. Harvard University Press, 2012. Cloth, 448 pages, $30.
Best of the Bookman 29 July 2012
book cover Mistaken Identities
John O’Sullivan
America’s British Culture by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers, 1993. Cloth, 150 pages, $25.
Review 22 July 2012
book cover Union and Liberty
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]

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A “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”

Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954


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