The University Bookman


Volume 46, Number 2 (Summer 2008)


Editor’s Note: Farewells and Looking Ahead

Essay 6 September 2008
The Non-Human World of China Miéville
by Craig Bernthal
Review 6 September 2008
Rhyming the Right
a review by Sally Cook
The Conservative Poets: A Contemporary Anthology Edited by William Baer. University of Evansville Press (Evansville, Ind.) 182 pp., $20.00 cloth, 2006.
Review 6 September 2008
The Prince Redeemed
a review by Chuck Chalberg
The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington by Robert Novak. Crown Forum (New York) 662 pp., $29.95 cloth, 2007
Review 6 September 2008
Alasdair Macintyre: Philosopher of the Ages
a review by Adam A.J. DeVille
Books by Alasdair MacIntyre: Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue, 1913-1922 Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, Md.) 208 pp., $33.00 cloth, 2005 The Tasks of Philosophy: Selected Essays, Vol. 1 Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, U.K.) 244 pp., $70.00 cloth, 2006 Ethics and Politics: Selected Essays, Vol. 2 Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, U.K.) 252 pp., $70.00 cloth, 2006
Review 6 September 2008
Acton in Italy
a review by Flavio Felice
Lord Acton, Il Liberalismo Etico Edited By Massimo Baldini. Armando Editore (Rome) 125 pp., $18.53 paper, 2006
Review 7 September 2008
America’s Image Abroad
a review by Zbigniew Janowski
Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice by Juliana Geran Pilon Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, Md.) 280 pp., $26.95 paper, 2007
Review 7 September 2008
History’s Story
a review by William Anthony Hay
A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century by John Burrow Random House (New York) 540 pp., $35.00 cloth, 2007
Review 7 September 2008
Reasons to Believe
a review by Louis Markos
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins Free Press (New York) 304 pp., $26.00 cloth, 2006
Review 7 September 2008
Against Postmodernity
a review by Lee Trepanier
Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth by David Bentley Hart William B. Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 448 pp., $36.00 paper, 2003
Review 7 September 2008
Order Gets Physical
a review by James Kalb
The Nature of Order: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, Book One: The Phenomenon of Life by Christopher Alexander Center for Environmental Structure (Berkeley, Calif.) 476 pp., $75.00 cloth, 2002
Essay 7 September 2008
What Everybody Can Enjoy
by James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Essay 7 September 2008
In Memoriam: Richard Durant
by Clark Durant
An Obituary
Essay 7 September 2008
The Necessity for a General Culture
by Russell Kirk
“What Does Culture Mean?” From America’s British Culture, pp. 1–3
Review 7 September 2008
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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