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Volume 45, Number 3 (Fall 2007)

Contents

Editor’s Note: Reassessing Homo Economicus

Review 24 December 2007
The Traditionalist Moment
a review by Jeremy Beer
Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, Gun-Loving Organic Gardeners, Evangelical Free-Range Farmers, Hip Homeschooling Mamas, Right-Wing Nature Lovers, and Their Diverse Tribe of Countercultural Conservatives Plan to Save America (Or At Least the Republican Party) by Rod Dreher. Crown Forum (New York), 272 pp. cloth, $24.00, 2006.
Review 24 December 2007
Culture and Commerce
a review by Robert Heineman
The Commercial Society: Foundations and Challenges in a Global Age by Samuel Gregg. Lexington Books (Lanham, Maryland), 190 pp. cloth, $75.00; paper, $18.00, 2007.
Review 24 December 2007
Order and the Market
a review by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
The Commercial Society: Foundations and Challenges in a Global Age by Samuel Gregg. Lexington Books (Lanham, Maryland), 190 pp. cloth, $75.00; paper, $18.00, 2007.
Review 24 December 2007
Tocqueville as Économiste
a review by Samuel Gregg
Alexis de Tocqueville: Textes économiques—Anthologie critique by J. L. Benoît and É. Keslassy. Pocket Agora (Paris) 478pp., EUR 15.00, 2005.
Review 24 December 2007
The Chastened Planner
a review by Gene Callahan
Understanding the Process of Economic Change by Douglass C. North. Princeton University Press (Princeton and Oxford), 187 pp., $10.00 cloth, 2005.
Review 25 December 2007
Doing Good by Doing Well
a review by Brian Domitrovic
The Pro-Growth Progressive: An Economic Strategy for Shared Prosperity by Gene Sperling. Simon & Schuster (New York), 368 pp., $26.95 cloth, 2005. The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth by Benjamin M. Friedman. Knopf (New York), 592 pp., cloth, 2005; Vintage (New York), 592 pp., $16.95 paper, 2006.
Essay 25 December 2007
On Buildings, Boomers, and the ’Burbs
by The Editors
Interview with James Howard Kunstler
Review 25 December 2007
Henry Brougham and the Building of a New Political Party
a review by Paul Gottfried
The Whig Revival, 1808–1830 by William Anthony Hay. Palgrave-Macmillan (New York and London) 256pp., $69.95 cloth, 2005.
Review 25 December 2007
A Rare Specimen
a review by Adam Schwartz
The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs. HarperSanFrancisco (San Francisco) xxvi + 432 pp., $25.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, 2005.
Review 25 December 2007
Of the Soul and the Soil
a review by Scott P. Richert
Agrarianism and the Good Society by Eric T. Freyfogle. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky) 183 pp., $30.00 cloth, 2007. Wendell Berry: Life and Work edited by Jason Peters. University Press of Kentucky, 349 pp., $35.00 cloth, 2007. The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse by Gene Logsdon. University Press of Kentucky, 324 pp., $35.00 cloth, 2007.
Review 25 December 2007
Searching for a Usable Past
a review by Caleb Stegall
Of Time and Place: A Farm in Wisconsin by Richard Quinney. Ivan R. Dee (Chicago), 192 pp. $28.00 cloth, 2006.
Essay 25 December 2007
The Moral Foundations of Economics
by Russell Kirk
The following essay appears in the final chapter of Russell Kirk’s textbook Economics: Work and Prosperity (Pensacola, Fla.: A Beka Book Publications, 1989), pp. 365–368.
Essay 25 December 2007
The Infinite Anguish of Free Souls
by James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Essay 25 December 2007
A Tribute to Jacques Barzun on His Centennial
by Tracy Lee Simmons
Review 25 December 2007
Books in Little
a review by The Editors

To live with a gnawing grudge against one’s own civilization is the way to a personal Hell, not to a Terrestrial Paradise.

Russell Kirk

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