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Review 10 August 2014
book cover Thinking Like Edmund Burke?
William F. Byrne
The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence. By David Bromwich. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 512 pages, $40.
Review 3 August 2014
book cover A Marvelous Tale
Ben Reinhard
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin, 2014. Hardcover, 448 pages, $28.
Review 27 July 2014
book cover Progressives and the Booboisie
John C. Chalberg
The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class by Fred Siegel. Encounter Books, 2014. Hardcover, 240 pages, $24.
Review 27 July 2014
book cover Books in Little
Alexis Carra
Brief reviews of the collection Boundaries of Tolerance and The Rule of Nobody on the failure of American government.
Review 21 July 2014
book cover American Religious Freedom: The Revised Story
Marc O. DeGirolami
The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom by Steven D. Smith. Harvard University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 240 pages, $40.
Review 21 July 2014
book cover The Humanistic Tradition in Literature
Allen Mendenhall
Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative by James Seaton. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 225 pages, $90.
Review 15 July 2014
book cover How Progressive Is Berlin?
David L. Tubbs
Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom edited by Bruce Baum and Robert Nichols. Routledge, 2013. Hardcover, 284 pages, $130.
Review 13 July 2014
book cover The Real Great Depression?
David Pietrusza
The Forgotten Man, Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes. Harper Perennial, 2014. Paperback, 320 pages, $20.
Essay 6 July 2014
book cover Teaching in an Age of Ideology
Lee Trepanier
Profiles of four twentieth-century teachers—Voegelin, Sandoz, Niemeyer, and Hallowell—whose lives offer insight in cultivating a desire for truth, goodness, and beauty in an ideological age.
Essay 29 June 2014
book cover Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Coming of the First World War
Francis P. Sempa
Sempa offers a survey of the thought and writings of Admiral A. T. Mahan, one of the few Americans to recognize the growing danger of Germany before World War I.
Review 22 June 2014
image Betrayal of the Arab Christians
Eamon Moynihan
The Last Communion: A Journey among the Abandoned Christians in the Arab World. By Klaus Wivel. Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag (Denmark), 2013. Paperback, 320 pages.
Review 15 June 2014
book cover Multiculturalism or Clash of Civilizations
Tobias J. Lanz
The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism by Jens-Martin Eriksen and Frederick Stjernfelt. Telos Press, 2012. Paperback, 410 pages, $25.
Essay 8 June 2014
book cover The Future of the West in the Thought of Muggeridge and Ortega y Gasset
Pedro Blas González
Both Muggeridge and Ortega y Gasset argue in different ways that modern intellectuals have turned their back on freedom because it makes great demands on people who find the idea of moral responsibility too taxing.
Review 8 June 2014
book cover The Critic as Catalyst
Carl Rollyson
The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915–1987. Edited by Hans Bak. Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 848 pages, $40.

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