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Review 28 September 2014
book cover Diagnosing the Immodest Republic
Gracy Olmstead
The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic, edited by Michael P. Federici, Richard M. Gamble, and Mark T. Mitchell. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Hardcover, 236 pages, $95.
Symposium 21 September 2014
image The Pink Police State and Risk
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
Second of two reflections on the “Pink Police State” thesis of James Poulos. Gobry sees severe risk-aversion behind the rise of the pink police state and suggests some possible responses.
Symposium 21 September 2014
image The Worseness Accelerating
J. Arthur Bloom
First of two reflections on the “Pink Police State” thesis of James Poulos. Bloom looks with some concern at the context in which Poulos’s “anthropological reform” must necessarily occur.
Review 21 September 2014
book cover A Theological Reflection on Virtual Religion
Matthew C. Millsap
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Interview 15 September 2014
book cover Making Meaning in Virtual Worlds
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
The Bookman speaks with Robert Geraci on findings from his new book on virtual religious practices and faith alternatives among users of online role-playing games.
Review 14 September 2014
book cover Playing for Virtual Transcendence
Kevin Schut
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Review 14 September 2014
book cover Playfulness and Profundity
Daniel J. Holmes
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Review 7 September 2014
book cover Navigating a Secular Age
Kevin W. Germer
How (Not) to Be Secular by James K. A. Smith. Eerdmans, 2014. Paper, 152 pages, $16.
Best of the Bookman 7 September 2014
image No More Idols: Taking Measure of a Modern Prophet
Vigen Guroian
Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. Regnery Gateway 1993. Cloth, xi + 432 pp., $24.
Essay 31 August 2014
book cover Words and Deeds
Eugene Schlanger
Maya Angelou (1928–2014)
Best of the Bookman 31 August 2014
book cover An Integrated Vision
Andre Gushurst‑Moore
Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot’s Physics and Poetics, by Benjamin G. Lockerd, Jr. Bucknell University Press, 1999. 320pp., $48.50 cloth.
Review 25 August 2014
book cover The Rock Star of One First Street
Stephen B. Presser
Scalia: A Court of One by Bruce Allen Murphy. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Cloth, 656 pp., $35.
Review 18 August 2014
book cover Coke and the Western Legal Tradition
Jorge Soley
Common Law. El pensamiento político y jurídico de Sir Edward Coke (Common Law. The political and juridical thought of Sir Edward Coke) by Elio A. Gallego García. Madrid: Ediciones Encuentro, 2012. Paperback, 204 pages, $24.
Review 10 August 2014
book cover The Ever-Living Progressive Constitution—From Questionable Doctrine to Article of Faith
Bruce P. Frohnen
America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By By Akhil Reed Amar. Basic Books, 2012. Hardcover, 640 pages, $30.

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All great systems, ethical or political, attain their ascendency over the minds of men by virtue of their appeal to the imagination; and when they cease to touch the chords of wonder and mystery and hope, their power is lost, and men look elsewhere for some set of principles by which they may be guided.

Russell Kirk

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