Best of the Bookman 28 December 2014
In Search of Community
Community and Tradition: Conservative Perspectives on the American Experience,
edited by George W. Carey and Bruce Frohnen.
Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.
Paper, 216pp., $23.
Review 21 December 2014
The Marxist Jeremiah
Culture and the Death of God by Terry Eagleton.
Yale University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 234 pages, $26.
Best of the Bookman 21 December 2014
Fiction and Philosophy
On Moral Fiction, by John Gardner. Basic Books, 1977.
Review 14 December 2014
Science Fiction Worth Re-Reading?
What Makes This Book so Great: Re-Reading the Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Jo Walton.
Hardcover, 447 pages, $27.
Review 14 December 2014
An Echo from the Cold War
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men
by Eric Lichtblau. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. Hardcover, 231 pages (plus acknowledgments, notes, and index), $28.
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.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
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