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Review 8 September 2013
book cover Books in Little
Ashlee L. Cowles
Brief reviews of recent books from Theodore Dalrymple and J. R. R. Tolkien plus books on historical consciousness and the trivium.
Review 25 August 2013
book cover Characterizing the Two Britains
Jonathan M. Paquette
Sea Changes by Derek Turner. Washington Summit Publishers, 2012. Paperback, 456 pages, $23.
Review 18 August 2013
book cover Reading C. S. Lewis from the Inside Out
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
C. S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath. Tyndale, 2013. Hardcover, 488 pages, $24.
Essay 11 August 2013
book cover Deinstitutionalizing the Humanities?
Peter Augustine Lawler
Lawler takes up the argument of Lee Siegel on the place of the humanities, suggesting that the study of great books needs a context and that we should celebrate a different kind of diversity.
Interview 4 August 2013
book cover Crowding Out Virtues
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Michael J. Sandel on his new book, What Money Can’t Buy.
Review 28 July 2013
book cover The Literary Burke
William F. Byrne
Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain, by Ian Crowe. Stanford University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, $65.
Interview 21 July 2013
book cover Family and Faith: A Two-Way Street
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
An interview with Mary Eberstadt on How the West Really Lost God.
Review 14 July 2013
book cover Rushmore’s Odd Man Out
John C. Chalberg
Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition by Jean M. Yarbrough. University of Kansas Press, 2012. Cloth, 337 pp., $40.
Symposium 6 July 2013
book cover The Personalism of The Conservative Mind
Bradley J. Birzer
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover Reflections of a Conservative Liberal
Drew Maciag
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover What Is the Legacy of ‘The Conservative Mind’?
W. Wesley McDonald
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover Life Is Worth Living
Lee Edwards
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover The Joyful Conservative
James E. Person Jr.
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Editorial 4 July 2013
Editor’s Note: The Conservative Mind at Sixty

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The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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