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Review 13 October 2013
book cover History in A Secular Age
John Farina
The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society by Brad S. Gregory. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 574 pages, $40.
On Essays and Letters 6 October 2013
book cover Intellectual Courage and the Bitter Truth
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall looks at an essay from Gerhart Niemeyer on the 1978 commencement addresses of Solzhenitsyn and Buckley.
Review 29 September 2013
book cover Reconsidering Orwell’s Essays
John P. Rossi
A Collection of Essays by George Orwell. Doubleday, 1952. [Harcourt, 1970]
Essay 29 September 2013
image Patrick Dempsey in Forbes: Great or Garish?
Eugene Schlanger
Interview 22 September 2013
image On Beyond Think Tanks
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
An interview with writer and filmmaker Mark Judge on the disconnect between popular culture and the conservative movement.
Review 22 September 2013
book cover Visions of Order
Michael J. Ard
The Unwinding: an Inner History of the New America by George Packer. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2013. Hardcover, 448 pages, $27.
Review 15 September 2013
book cover Can You Hear Me Now?
Jason R. Edwards
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Broadway/Random House, 2013. Paper, 368 pages, $16.
Review 8 September 2013
book cover Another Epitaph on American Exceptionalism
Andrew J. Bacevich
Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century by Patrick Smith. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 231 pages, $27.50.
Review 8 September 2013
book cover Books in Little
Ashlee L. Cowles
Brief reviews of recent books from Theodore Dalrymple and J. R. R. Tolkien plus books on historical consciousness and the trivium.
Review 25 August 2013
book cover Characterizing the Two Britains
Jonathan M. Paquette
Sea Changes by Derek Turner. Washington Summit Publishers, 2012. Paperback, 456 pages, $23.
Review 18 August 2013
book cover Reading C. S. Lewis from the Inside Out
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
C. S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath. Tyndale, 2013. Hardcover, 488 pages, $24.
Essay 11 August 2013
book cover Deinstitutionalizing the Humanities?
Peter Augustine Lawler
Lawler takes up the argument of Lee Siegel on the place of the humanities, suggesting that the study of great books needs a context and that we should celebrate a different kind of diversity.
Interview 4 August 2013
book cover Crowding Out Virtues
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Michael J. Sandel on his new book, What Money Can’t Buy.
Review 28 July 2013
book cover The Literary Burke
William F. Byrne
Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain, by Ian Crowe. Stanford University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, $65.

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The conservative believes that the individual is foolish, although the species is wise; therefore, unlike the confident intellectual, he declines to undertake the reconstruction of society and human nature.

Russell Kirk

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