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Editorial 29 November 2008
Editor’s Note: Look Homeward
Review 10 November 2008
Histories Right and Left
Gerald J. Russello
Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s by Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer, eds. (Harvard University Press, 2008), 373 pp. A Conservative History of the American Left by Daniel J. Flynn (Crown Forum, 2008), 455 pp.
Essay 8 November 2008
The Conservative Exiles’ Reading List
Joseph P. Duggan
Review 19 October 2008
Theologian of the Heart
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
The Thought of Pope Benedict XVI: An Introduction to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, Second Edition by Aidan Nichols. Burns & Oates/Continuum (London) 284 pp., $24.95 Paper, 2007 Ratzinger’s Faith: The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI by Tracey Rowland. Oxford University Press (Oxford/New York) 232 pp., $24.95 Hardback, 2008
Review 7 September 2008
Books in Little
The Editors
Essay 7 September 2008
The Necessity for a General Culture
Russell Kirk
“What Does Culture Mean?” From America’s British Culture, pp. 1–3
Essay 7 September 2008
In Memoriam: Richard Durant
Clark Durant
An Obituary
Essay 7 September 2008
What Everybody Can Enjoy
James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 7 September 2008
Order Gets Physical
James Kalb
The Nature of Order: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, Book One: The Phenomenon of Life by Christopher Alexander Center for Environmental Structure (Berkeley, Calif.) 476 pp., $75.00 cloth, 2002
Review 7 September 2008
Against Postmodernity
Lee Trepanier
Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth by David Bentley Hart William B. Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 448 pp., $36.00 paper, 2003
Review 7 September 2008
Reasons to Believe
Louis Markos
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins Free Press (New York) 304 pp., $26.00 cloth, 2006
Review 7 September 2008
History’s Story
William Anthony Hay
A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century by John Burrow Random House (New York) 540 pp., $35.00 cloth, 2007
Review 7 September 2008
America’s Image Abroad
Zbigniew Janowski
Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice by Juliana Geran Pilon Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, Md.) 280 pp., $26.95 paper, 2007
Review 6 September 2008
Acton in Italy
Flavio Felice
Lord Acton, Il Liberalismo Etico Edited By Massimo Baldini. Armando Editore (Rome) 125 pp., $18.53 paper, 2006

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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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