Review 7 December 2014
The Prospect of an Authentic Conservatism
Prospects for Conservatives: A Compass for Rediscovering the Permanent Things
by Russell Kirk, with a new introduction by Bradley J. Birzer.
Imaginative Conservative Books, 2013.
Hardcover, 278 pages, $25.
Best of the Bookman 7 December 2014
Civilization in Davy Jones’s Locker
The Emerging Atlantic Culture by Thomas Molnar.
Transaction Publishers, 1994. 110pp., $34.95 cloth.
Review 30 November 2014
How Dwight Became Dwight
Dwight Macdonald on Culture: The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered
by Tadeusz Lewandowski.
Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2013.
Hardcover, 149 pages, $41.
Best of the Bookman 30 November 2014
The Old French Wars
Arms for Empire: A Military History of the British Colonies in North America, 1607–1763, by Douglas B. Leach.
Macmillan (Macmillan Wars of the United States), 1973.
556 pp., $14.95.
Best of the Bookman 25 November 2014
Eric Voegelin: A Philosopher’s Journey
“In our institutionalized society, it is indeed a phenomenon to have created a philosophic school without a graduate school as a base.” This 1978 essay from our archives looks at three distinct stages in the development of the thought of this key political philosopher.
Best of the Bookman 24 November 2014
The Middling Mind
The Politics of the Center: The Juste Milieu in Theory and Practice, France and England, 1815–1848, by Vincent E. Starzinger,
with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Russell Kirk.
Transaction Books, 1991.
Paperback, 181 pages, $19.95.
Best of the Bookman 16 November 2014
Modesty Is the Best Policy
A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue
by Wendy Shalit.
The Free Press, 1999.
Cloth, 291 pp., $24.
What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman
by Danielle Crittenden. Simon and Schuster, 1999.
Cloth, 202 pp., $23.
Essay 16 November 2014
Meeting Stalin’s Challenge
Kennan, Lippmann, Burnham, and the Great Strategy Debate in the Early Cold War Years
On Essays and Letters 9 November 2014
“The World’s Last Night”
Father Schall reflects on a provocative essay by C. S. Lewis on the End and suggests that a true apocalyptic actually rescues the dignity of each human being.
Essay 9 November 2014
Caesar, princeps, Augustus, god
The shifting identities of Rome’s first emperor
Review 3 November 2014
Anti-Catholicism and Manifest Destiny
Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War by John C. Pinheiro.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 256 pages, $45.
Essay 3 November 2014
Homo Economicus, Absurdus, or Viator?
A Brief Philosophical Journey into Modernity.
Essay 26 October 2014
Why the Exorcist Endures
More than forty years after its release, one film still has more power than most films in the horror genre because it speaks to a category of dehumanization that is now taboo in American culture.
Essay 26 October 2014
Time and Permanence in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
In my beginning is my end....
… to be restored, our sickness must grow worse.
—T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets
The survival of any culture, or of the material fabric of civilization, requires vigorous imagination and readiness to sacrifice. By dullness and complacency are intellectual and social orders undone.
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