The University Bookman


Volume 29, Number 4 (Summer 1989)


Best of the Bookman 5 August 2012
book cover The Architecture of a Man’s Time
by Daniel James Sundahl
Essays: Personal and Impersonal, by Milton Hindus. Black Sparrow Press, 1988 191 pp., paper, $10.00.
Best of the Bookman 23 September 2012
Natural Law or Nihilism?
by M. D. Aeschliman
The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky by Russell Kirk. Regnery Gateway (1987), 132 pp.
Best of the Bookman 4 November 2012
book cover The Unknown Hegel
by W. Wesley McDonald
The Search for Historical Meaning: Hegel and the Postwar American Right by Paul Edward Gottfried. Dekalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1986, Revised edition 2010. Paper, $24.
Best of the Bookman 29 December 2013
These Marks of Remembrance
by M. E. Bradford
Collected Letters of John Randolph of Roanoke to Dr. John Brockenbrough, 1812–1833. Edited by Kenneth Shorey, with a foreword by Russell Kirk. Transaction Books, 1988. Hardcover, 192 pages [e-text].

The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969


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