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Review 19 January 2014
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Paul Edward Gottfried
Paul Gottfried responds to Daniel McCarthy’s review of his book on Leo Strauss.
Best of the Bookman 19 January 2014
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Thomas Howard
The Agony of Christianity by Miguel de Unamuno. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan; annotated by Anthony Kerrigan and Martin Nozick. Vol. 5 in the Bollingen works of Unamuno. Princeton University Press, 1974. $11.00.
Review 12 January 2014
book cover A Fair-Minded Polemic
Daniel McCarthy
Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal by Paul Edward Gottfried. Cambridge, 2013. Paperback, 194 pages, $27.
Best of the Bookman 12 January 2014
Liberal Impartiality
Francis Canavan, S.J.
The Burke-Paine Controversy: Texts and Criticism, edited by Ray B. Browne. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1963. 230 pp.
Interview 5 January 2014
image It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s J. Alfred Prufrock!
an interview by Micah Mattix
The editor of the book and ideas newsletter Prufrock interviews artist Julian Peters, who is creating a comic book adaptation of T. S. Eliot’s famous poem.
Best of the Bookman 5 January 2014
A Dark Prospect
M. E. Bradford
The Future of Literature, by Arther S. Trace Jr. New York: Phaedra Publishers, Inc., 1972.
Review 29 December 2013
book cover A Dark Path to Recovery
Gladden J. Pappin
The Loss and Recovery of Truth: Selected Writings by Gerhart Niemeyer. Edited by Michael Henry. St. Augustine’s Press, 2013. Hardcover, 648 pages, $60.
Best of the Bookman 29 December 2013
These Marks of Remembrance
M. E. Bradford
Collected Letters of John Randolph of Roanoke to Dr. John Brockenbrough, 1812–1833. Edited by Kenneth Shorey, with a foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Books, 1988. Hardcover, 192 pages [e-text].
Essay 23 December 2013
book cover ‘As You Wish’
Jordan J. Ballor
On the fortieth anniversary of The Princess Bride, Jordan Ballor looks at some of the story’s enduring themes.
Symposium 19 December 2013
book cover Reading Recommendations for 2014
Bookman Contributors
Contributors and friends of the Bookman share books of note from the past year’s reading in many different genres.
Essay 15 December 2013
book cover Russell Kirk as Historian
Bruce P. Frohnen
Frohnen looks at Kirk’s work as a historian, suggesting that it is his ability to connect us with a particular thread in history, rather than to any abstract theme, that is worth celebrating. A version of this essay was given at the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University at a conference on The Conservative Mind.
Best of the Bookman 15 December 2013
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M. E. Bradford
The Burden of Time: The Fugitives and Agrarians by John L. Stewart. Princeton University Press, 1965. Hardcover, 566 pages.
Review 8 December 2013
book cover Can Rationalism Make it in the Long Run?
Corey Abel
Oakeshott on Rome and America by Gene Callahan Charlottesville: Imprint Academic, 2012 Hardcover, 250 pages $50. Paperback, 200 pages, $40.
Review 8 December 2013
book cover Rescuing Rockwell
Timothy S. Goeglein
American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Hardcover, 512 pages, $28.

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A “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”

Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954

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