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To the Point 8 November 2015
Kirk Are Chance Acquaintances Providential Acquaintances?
Russell Kirk
To the Point 8 November 2015
Kirk Returning ‘To the Point’
Derek Draplin
Derek Draplin has searched the archives for selections from Russell Kirk’s thirteen-year run as a syndicated columnist. Here he introduces what will be a periodic feature for the Bookman.
Essay 1 November 2015
book cover Four Federal Judges Celebrating Poetry at Poets House
Eugene Schlanger
The Wall Street Poet reflects on a recent evening in New York where four judges extended poetry’s reach and made evident—for a time—its transcendent power.
Review 1 November 2015
book cover Pierre Manent’s Common Political Science
Ryan Shinkel
Seeing Things Politically: Interviews with Benedicte Delorme-Montini by Pierre Manent. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Hardcover, 240 pages, $30.
Review 25 October 2015
book cover Risking Literature in the Obama Era
Lee Oser
Bearings and Distances by Glenn Arbery. Wiseblood Books, 2015. Paperback, 335 pages, $13.
Review 25 October 2015
book cover Fighting Cousins
John P. Rossi
Yanks and Limeys: Alliance Warfare in the Second World War. by Niall Barr. London: Jonathan Cape, 2015. Hardcover, 548 pages, $30.
Essay 18 October 2015
book cover The Uncozy Christie
Eve Tushnet
A reflection on the underestimated Dame Agatha Christie at 125.
Review 18 October 2015
book cover The Deauthorised Life of Ted Hughes
Carl Rollyson
Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate. Harper, 2015. Hardcover, 672 pages, $40.
Review 11 October 2015
book cover Bradbury the Realist
Thomas F. Bertonneau
Ray Bradbury by David Seed. Illinois University Press (Modern Masters of Science Fiction), 2015. Paperback, 207 pages, $24.
Review 11 October 2015
book cover Are We a Nation of Heretics?
Glen Austin Sproviero
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat. The Free Press, 2012 (2013). Paperback, 352 pages, $17.
Review 4 October 2015
book cover Permanence, Tradition, and Memory
Alvino-Mario Fantini
Essays on Modernity: And the Permanent Things from Tradition by James A. Patrick, Introduced by Thomas Howard, Edited by B. R. Mullikin. Fort Worth: Tower Press Books, 2015. Hardcover, paperback, Kindle, 190 pages.
Interview 27 September 2015
book cover Writings after Empire
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews translator Michael Hofmann about the émigré novelist Joseph Roth and Roth’s thoughts on conservatism, place, and life after the end of empire.
Essay 27 September 2015
image The Flowering of Legal Cynicism
Bruce P. Frohnen
Welcome to the jungle. Frohnen argues that legal cynicism harnessed to ideology has so undermined the rule of law that all of life is open to abuse at the hands of an unrestrained state possessed by a mob mentality.
Review 20 September 2015
book cover Et in Academia, Ego
Eve Tushnet
Bradstreet Gate: A Novel by Robin Kirman. Crown, 2015. Hardcover, 320 pages, $26.

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By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.

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