The University Bookman


Volume 42, Number 4 (Winter 2003)


Editor’s Note: Correcting the Record

Review 27 March 2007
Stubborn Myths
a review by Glenn W. Olsen
Those Terrible Middle Ages! Debunking the Myths, by Régine Pernoud, translated by Anne Englund Nash. Ignatius Press (San Francisco, California) 179 pp., $12.95 paper, 2001.
Essay 27 March 2007
Are Fish Good for the Brain?
by James V. Schall, S. J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 27 March 2007
book cover Metaparody
a review by Bruce S. Thornton
Postmodern Pooh by Frederick Crews, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York), 175pp, $22.00 cloth, 2001.

Also in this Issue

mapping history | 10

Dynamics of World History,
by Christopher Dawson
reviewed by Joseph T. Stuart

a discipline ablaze | 14

Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age,
by Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath, and Bruce Thornton
reviewed by Robert M. Woods

Transatlantic Conflict: The Future or an Illusion? | 18

Stars and Strife: The Coming Conflicts Between the USA and the European Union,
by John Redwood
reviewed by William Anthony Hay

In Hoc Signo Vinces | 22

Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church—A 2,000-Year History,
by H.W. Crocker III
reviewed by David Bardallis

the path less traveled | 26

The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored,
by George Weigel
reviewed by Loredana Vuoto

dorothy day’s “love in reality” | 29

On Pilgrimage,
by Dorothy Day
reviewed by Michael Dauphinais

what they have to say about us | 33

The Rebuke of History: The Southern Agrarians and American Conservative Thought,
by Paul V. Murphy
reviewed by Mark Royden Winchell

The Character of State Politics | 41

John Engler: the Man, the Leader & the Legacy,
by Gleaves Whitney
reviewed by Bruce Frohnen

index | 46

Volumes 40–42

The Newsletter of the Edmund Burke Society

Editorial: high and worthy notions | 49


England’s Gothic and Monkish Education in Burke’s Reflections | 52
by Bronwen Catherine McShea


The Merits of Monarchy | 59
by Leslie Blake

By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.

Russell Kirk


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