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Volume 37, Number 4 (Winter 1997)

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Best of the Bookman 13 January 2013
book cover Burke Endures
by Brian C. Anderson
The Enduring Edmund Burke, edited by Ian Crowe. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1997. 221pp., $25 cloth.
Best of the Bookman 5 May 2013
book cover Thank You, Gerhart Niemeyer
by 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 23 February 2014
book cover ‘Love Divine’: Remembering Gerhart Niemeyer
by Robert Francis Smith

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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