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Review 30 October 2011
book cover An Everlasting Man of Letters
Adam Schwartz
G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), xiv + 747 pp., $65.00 cloth
Best of the Bookman 30 October 2011
Mr. Conservative
Frederick D. Wilhelmsen
In this excerpt from our memorial issue, the legendary professor of philosophy from the University of Dallas offers an homage to his friend Russell Kirk.
Review 23 October 2011
book cover Revisionist History at Its Best
Francis P. Sempa
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011. 579pp, $29.95.
Best of the Bookman 23 October 2011
Death of a Giant
William A. Rusher
Another tribute to Dr. Kirk from our memorial issue. The former publisher of National Review explains the difference between conservatism and “classical liberalism” and Kirk’s irreplaceable role in intellectual history.
Review 16 October 2011
book cover Why the Union Soldiers Fought
Allen Mendenhall
The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher (Harvard University Press, 2011), 256 pages, $28.
Best of the Bookman 16 October 2011
An Augustine for Our Age
Jeffrey O. Nelson
A memorial to Russell Kirk from our 1994 tribute edition, from one of Dr. Kirk's personal assistants.
Review 9 October 2011
book cover Books in Little
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Short reviews of books from Matthew McGowan, Carl J. Richard, Benedict XVI, and John Haught.
Best of the Bookman 9 October 2011
Russell Kirk: An Appreciation
Andrew Shaughnessy
Another essay from our 1994 memorial issue. Human nature, as Kirk reminded us, is a constant.
Editorial 2 October 2011
Editor’s Note: Moving Briskly
Review 2 October 2011
book cover On Education, a Liberal that Liberals Shun
James Green
The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 261 pp., $17 paper, 2009
Best of the Bookman 2 October 2011
Knight of Truth
Gerhart Niemeyer
A eulogy for Russell Kirk.
Interview 30 September 2011
book cover A Story of Redemption in Washington
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with Timothy S. Goeglein on George W. Bush, faith, scandal, redemption, Russell Kirk, and his new book.
On Essays and Letters 25 September 2011
image Old Roads and Montesquieu’s Library
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall’s students send him postcards from their travels. Here he reflects on places that several of them have recently been.
Review 25 September 2011
book cover A Child’s Imagination is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Jason R. Edwards
Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen (ISI Books, November 2010), 320 pp., $26.95.

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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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