Review 5 January 2015
Fruits of Procrastination
One Hundred Letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper
Edited by Richard Davenport-Hines and Adam Sisman.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 488 pages, $40.
Review 4 January 2015
Children on the Menu
The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition
by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated and edited by Jack Zipes.
Princeton University Press, 2014.
Hardcover, 568 pages, $35.
Editorial 29 December 2014
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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.
Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms.
Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969
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