Best of the Bookman 19 August 2012
The Declaration as the Constitution
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
Resisting Ideology’s Reductionism
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
An American Classic
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
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
The Architecture of a Man’s Time
Essays: Personal and Impersonal, by Milton Hindus. Black Sparrow Press, 1988 191 pp., paper, $10.00.
Review 29 July 2012
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
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
America’s British Culture by Russell Kirk. Transaction Publishers, 1993. Cloth, 150 pages, $25.
Review 22 July 2012
Union and Liberty
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy. Doubleday, 2012, 400 pp., $27.
Best of the Bookman 22 July 2012
Lord of the Hollow Dark by Russell Kirk. St. Martin’s Press, 1979. $10.95.
Essay 21 July 2012
Searching while Blindfolded
A comment on a silly piece by Russell Jacoby.
Review 15 July 2012
American Sound—Twentieth Century
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
The Relevance of T. S. Eliot
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
Founders’ Faith: None of the Above
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
America Is Hard to See
The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny by Orestes A. Brownson . Reprinted by Augustus M. Kelley, Publishers: Clifton, New Jersey, 1972.[ISI 2002]
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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