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Review 30 October 2016
book cover American Cassandra
Gerald J. Russello
American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan by Greg Weiner. University Press of Kansas, 2015. Hardcover, 189 pages, $30.
Review 27 October 2016
book cover Airing Rome’s Dirty Laundry
A. M. Juster
Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet by Daisy Dunn. Harper, 2016. Hardcover, 336 pages, $26.
Review 23 October 2016
book cover The Fragility of Peace
Jordan M. Poss
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by Adrian Goldsworthy. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 528 pages, $32.50.
Review 20 October 2016
book cover Is a Christian Society Possible?
Jeremy A. Kee
Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society by R. R. Reno. Regnery, 2016. Hardcover, 256 pages, $28.
Review 16 October 2016
book cover The Dread Beneath
Carl Rollyson
The War of the Worlds: From H. G. Wells to Orson Welles to Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and Beyond by Peter J. Beck. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Paper, 408 pages, $30.
Review 9 October 2016
book cover Watching Shadows
Greg Morrison
Gnomon: Essays on Contemporary Literature by Hugh Kenner. Dalkey Archive Press, 2016 (Originally McDowell, Oblensky: 1958). Paper, 302 pages, $18.
Review 2 October 2016
book cover Solidarity Against the Present Discontent
Daniel J. Mahoney
The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko, with a foreword by John O’Sullivan. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 182 pages, $24.
Review 29 September 2016
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A. M. Juster
Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage by Jason Craig and Dave Malloy. Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI. Run: September 8–October 9, 2016.
Review 25 September 2016
book cover A Nearly Essential Goethe
Frank Freeman
The Essential Goethe by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, edited and introduced by Matthew Bell. Princeton University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 1056 pages, $40.
Review 21 September 2016
book cover The Last Pratchett
Peter L. Edman
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett. HarperCollins, 2015. Hardcover, 288 pages, $19.
Review 18 September 2016
book cover Henry George, Anti-Statist
David S. D’Amato
Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age by Edward T. O’Donnell. Columbia University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 376 pages, $38.
Review 11 September 2016
book cover Lessons from a Failed Party?
Mark G. Malvasi
John Pendleton Kennedy: Early American Novelist, Whig Statesman, & Ardent Nationalist by Andrew R. Black. Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Cloth, 343 pages, $48.
Review 8 September 2016
book cover Backcountry Wisdom from an Investment Banker
Will Hoyt
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance. Harper, 2016. Hardcover, 264 pages, $28.
Review 4 September 2016
book cover The Latin Literature that almost Wasn’t
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature by Denis Feeney. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 400 pages, $35.

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A poor man, if he has dignity, honesty, the respect of his neighbors, a realization of his duties, a love of the wisdom of his ancestors, and possibly some taste for knowledge or beauty, is rich in the unbought grace of life.

Russell Kirk

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