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Review 25 November 2011
book cover Hemingway in Perspective
Bruce Edward Walker
Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961 by Paul Hendrickson. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011, 531 pp.
Review 20 November 2011
book cover Herbert Hoover, Revisionist
Gerald J. Russello
Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath. Edited and with an introduction by George H. Nash. Hoover Institution Press, 2011. 957 pp. $40.95.
Review 20 November 2011
book cover Lewis’s Aeneid, Labor Amoris
Anthony Esolen
C. S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile translated by C. S. Lewis; edited by A. T. Reyes. Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover, 184 pages, $28.
Essay 13 November 2011
Herrick and Donne and the Problems of Modernist Poetics
Mark Anthony Signorelli
Signorelli looks at past critiques of the metaphysical poets to suggest the problematic nature of modernist poetry. Do poets like Eliot and Wilbur give delight, or are they masters of frigidity?
Best of the Bookman 13 November 2011
A Literary Patrimony
Cecilia Kirk Nelson
In this article from our 1994 Memorial issue, Russell Kirk's daughter Cecilia discusses the literary heritage that she was given by Kirk’s regular evening readings.
Essay 9 November 2011
book cover Fortunate Friendships
Timothy S. Goeglein
In this excerpt from his new memoir, The Man in the Middle, Tim Goeglein discusses the profound influence on his life of the thought and friendship of Russell Kirk.
Essay 6 November 2011
book cover Santayana’s Standing
James Seaton
In this response to David Dilworth's review of his edition of two books by Santayana, James Seaton argues that Santayana was attacking the self-contradictions of the political correctness of his day.
Best of the Bookman 6 November 2011
The Youthful Writings of Russell Kirk
Matthew Davis
In this article from our memorial issue, one of Russell Kirk’s assistants reviews his juvenalia and points out continuities with his mature work.
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.

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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.

Russell Kirk


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