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Daniel J. Holmes
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
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Kevin W. Germer
How (Not) to Be Secular by James K. A. Smith. Eerdmans, 2014. Paper, 152 pages, $16.
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Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. Regnery Gateway 1993. Cloth, xi + 432 pp., $24.
Essay 31 August 2014
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Maya Angelou (1928–2014)
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Andre Gushurst‑Moore
Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot’s Physics and Poetics, by Benjamin G. Lockerd, Jr. Bucknell University Press, 1999. 320pp., $48.50 cloth.
Review 25 August 2014
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Stephen B. Presser
Scalia: A Court of One by Bruce Allen Murphy. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Cloth, 656 pp., $35.
Review 18 August 2014
book cover Coke and the Western Legal Tradition
Jorge Soley
Common Law. El pensamiento político y jurídico de Sir Edward Coke (Common Law. The political and juridical thought of Sir Edward Coke) by Elio A. Gallego García. Madrid: Ediciones Encuentro, 2012. Paperback, 204 pages, $24.
Review 10 August 2014
book cover The Ever-Living Progressive Constitution—From Questionable Doctrine to Article of Faith
Bruce P. Frohnen
America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By By Akhil Reed Amar. Basic Books, 2012. Hardcover, 640 pages, $30.
Review 10 August 2014
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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
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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
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John C. Chalberg
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Review 27 July 2014
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Alexis Carra
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Review 21 July 2014
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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.

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The twentieth-century conservative is concerned, first of all, with the regeneration of the spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at the highest.

Russell Kirk

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