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Best of the Bookman 5 May 2013
book cover Thank You, Gerhart Niemeyer
Angelo M. Codevilla
This concise “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1997 honors the late Notre Dame professor Gerhart Niemeyer, student of Voegelin and authority on ideologies, and suggests some of his enduring legacies—including a very Platonic lesson—were those taught by example.
Best of the Bookman 28 April 2013
book cover The Conservative Mind Renewed
George H. Nash
We mark the 60th anniversary of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind in 2013. In this “Best of the Bookman” review from 1979, Senior Fellow George H. Nash reviews the sixth edition on the book’s 25th anniversary.
Review 28 April 2013
book cover The Misremembered President
John C. Chalberg
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes. HarperCollins, 2013. Hardback, 565 pages, $35.
Interview 21 April 2013
book cover Literature and the Call of Faith
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
The Bookman talks with Gregory Wolfe about contemporary arts, artists, and cultural critics (and what he learned from Russell Kirk) on the occasion of the release of the first novel from his new imprint, Slant Books.
On Essays and Letters 21 April 2013
book cover On Avoiding ‘Prosperous Wickedness’
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall reflects on a Rambler essay from 1750.
Symposium 14 April 2013
book cover Out of the Nursery to College, Back to the Nursery
Robert M. Woods
A symposium on Fahrenheit 451. Robert M. Woods looks at Anti-Intellectualism and Authentic Learning in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451
Symposium 14 April 2013
book cover Running About with Lit Matches
Ashlee L. Cowles
A symposium on Fahrenheit 451. Ashlee Cowles looks at the appeal to the moral imagination in Bradbury's work.
Symposium 14 April 2013
image The Pulpy Roots of ‘Fahrenheit 451’
Thomas F. Bertonneau
A symposium on Fahrenheit 451. Thomas Bertonneau looks at themes and publishing history in Bradbury's short stories that led up to the great dystopia.
Interview 7 April 2013
book cover The Marilyn Monroe of Modern Literature
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
The Bookman interviews Carl Rollyson, author of a new biography of the poet Sylvia Plath, who finds significant parallels between Plath and Marilyn Monroe, subject of one of his earlier biographies.
Review 7 April 2013
book cover Eliot’s Politics in Context
Benjamin G. Lockerd
Dreams of a Totalitarian Utopia: Literary Modernism and Politics, by Leon Surette. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011. Cloth, xv + 363 pages. $59.95.
Review 31 March 2013
book cover Tolerance that Swallows Itself
James Kalb
The Intolerance of Tolerance by D. A. Carson. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012. Cloth, 196 pages, $24.
Review 31 March 2013
book cover Debunking the Demographers
Allen Mendenhall
What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster by Jonathan V. Last. Encounter Books, 2013, Hardcover, 240 pages, $24.
Review 24 March 2013
book cover Beyond the End of History: Fukuyama’s Myopic Vision
Glen Austin Sproviero
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011 Hardcover, 608 pages, $35.
Review 24 March 2013
book cover The Left Bank in the Vieux Carré
Charles Jeanfreau
Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s by John Shelton Reed, LSU Press, 2012, Hardcover, 320 pp., $38.

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The survival of any culture, or of the material fabric of civilization, requires vigorous imagination and readiness to sacrifice. By dullness and complacency are intellectual and social orders undone.

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