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Fall 2011

Contents

Editor’s Note: Moving Briskly

Interview 30 September 2011
book cover A Story of Redemption in Washington
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with Timothy S. Goeglein on George W. Bush, faith, scandal, redemption, Russell Kirk, and his new book.
Review 2 October 2011
book cover On Education, a Liberal that Liberals Shun
a review by James Green
The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 261 pp., $17 paper, 2009
Review 9 October 2011
book cover Books in Little
a review by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Short reviews of books from Matthew McGowan, Carl J. Richard, Benedict XVI, and John Haught.
Review 16 October 2011
book cover Why the Union Soldiers Fought
a review by Allen Mendenhall
The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher (Harvard University Press, 2011), 256 pages, $28.
Review 23 October 2011
book cover Revisionist History at Its Best
a review by Francis P. Sempa
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011. 579pp, $29.95.
Review 30 October 2011
book cover An Everlasting Man of Letters
a review by Adam Schwartz
G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), xiv + 747 pp., $65.00 cloth
Essay 6 November 2011
book cover Santayana’s Standing
by James Seaton
In this response to David Dilworth's review of his edition of two books by Santayana, James Seaton argues that Santayana was attacking the self-contradictions of the political correctness of his day.
Essay 9 November 2011
book cover Fortunate Friendships
by Timothy S. Goeglein
In this excerpt from his new memoir, The Man in the Middle, Tim Goeglein discusses the profound influence on his life of the thought and friendship of Russell Kirk.
Essay 13 November 2011
Herrick and Donne and the Problems of Modernist Poetics
by Mark Anthony Signorelli
Signorelli looks at past critiques of the metaphysical poets to suggest the problematic nature of modernist poetry. Do poets like Eliot and Wilbur give delight, or are they masters of frigidity?
Review 20 November 2011
book cover Lewis’s Aeneid, Labor Amoris
a review by Anthony Esolen
C. S. Lewis’s Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile translated by C. S. Lewis; edited by A. T. Reyes. Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover, 184 pages, $28.
Review 20 November 2011
book cover Herbert Hoover, Revisionist
a review by Gerald J. Russello
Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath. Edited and with an introduction by George H. Nash. Hoover Institution Press, 2011. 957 pp. $40.95.
Review 25 November 2011
book cover Hemingway in Perspective
a review by Bruce Edward Walker
Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961 by Paul Hendrickson. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011, 531 pp.
Review 27 November 2011
book cover Appealing to Burke’s Moral Imagination
a review by W. Wesley McDonald
Edmund Burke For Our Time: Moral Imagination, Meaning, and Politics by William F. Byrne Northern Illinois University Press (DeKalb, Illinois). 227 pages, $40.00, cloth, 2011.
Review 4 December 2011
book cover Religious Modernity
a review by Lee Trepanier
The Theological Origins of Modernity by Michael Allen Gillespie. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009 386 pages, $22.50.
On Essays and Letters 11 December 2011
On Instruction in Cheerful Forms
by James V. Schall, S.J.
In this column, Father Schall reflects on a sermon that John Donne preached to London’s lawyers on a proper understanding of gratitude and suffering.
Review 14 December 2011
book cover Buckley and Individualist Conservatism
a review by Gerald J. Russello
Buckley: William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism by Carl T. Bogus. Bloomsbury Press, 2011. 405 pp. $30.00.
On Essays and Letters 28 December 2011
‘The Greatest Fool That Ever Lived’
by James V. Schall, S.J.
In this bonus column, Father Schall reflects on the nature of philosophy, Stoicism, and the Incarnational view of life.
Review 28 December 2011
book cover Celebrated Minor Contemporary American Poetry
a review by Eugene Schlanger
The Best American Poetry 2011 Edited by Kevin Young with David Lehman Scribner (New York, NY), 2011, xxvi + 211 pp., $35.00

All great systems, ethical or political, attain their ascendency over the minds of men by virtue of their appeal to the imagination; and when they cease to touch the chords of wonder and mystery and hope, their power is lost, and men look elsewhere for some set of principles by which they may be guided.

Russell Kirk

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