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Spring 2012

Contents

Review 1 April 2012
book cover A Thundering Paradox of a Life
a review by Francis P. Sempa
George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis. New York: The Penguin Press. 2011. 784 pp. $40.
Review 8 April 2012
book cover Grounding the Life of the Mind
a review by Matthew A. Rarey
Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America by Daniel J. Flynn. ISI Books (Wilmington, DE), 2011. 187 pp., $28 cloth
Review 15 April 2012
book cover The Sexual Revolution and the Will to Disbelieve
a review by Eve Tushnet
Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution by Mary Eberstadt. Ignatius Press (San Francisco), 2012. 175 pages, $20.
Review 22 April 2012
book cover Poetically Thinking
a review by Micah Mattix
The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan by George Steiner. New Directions, 2012. 224 pages, $25.
Essay 22 April 2012
book cover Adrienne Rich and an Assessment of Contemporary American Poetry
by Eugene Schlanger
Even measured against the hyperbole of her obituaries, which are less about the quality and resonance of her poetry and more about the ideologies of her admirers, it is possible to assess the public value of contemporary American poetry in the context of Adrienne Rich’s words.
Review 29 April 2012
book cover Freedom Complex
a review by Gerald J. Russello
On the Road to Emmaus: The Catholic Dialogue with America and Modernity by Glenn W. Olsen. The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. 303 pp., $70.
Review 1 May 2012
book cover Socratic and Secular Irony
a review by Lee Trepanier
A Case for Irony by Jonathan Lear. Harvard University Press, 2011, 210 pages, $30.
Review 6 May 2012
book cover The Kind of Man Modernity Can Afford
a review by Hunter Baker
Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore by Peter L. Berger. Prometheus Books, 2011, 264pp, hardcover, $26.
Review 13 May 2012
book cover Christopher Lasch, Conservative?
a review by Seth J. Bartee
Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch by Eric Miller. Eerdmans, 2010. Cloth, 394 pages, $32.
Review 20 May 2012
book cover Longshoreman, Philosopher, Mystery
a review by Daniel J. Flynn
Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher by Tom Bethell. Hoover Institution Press, 2012. Hardcover, 328 pages, $30.
Essay 27 May 2012
On Statesmanship: The Case of John Adams
by Bruce P. Frohnen
This article is the first of two parts and is based on a talk delivered to a Colloquium on Statesmanship and the Constitution at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 13–14, 2012.
Essay 28 May 2012
Paul Fussell in Paris, 1945 ‘The Farther from the Scene of Horror, the Easier the Talk’
by R. J. Stove
Paul Fussell, who died this month, was perhaps more a curmudgeon than a conservative, but his harsh language was intended to counteract propaganda and euphemism and so recover the reality of the human in the face of war and other cultural assaults. Robert Stove provides an obituary appropriate for Memorial Day.
Essay 3 June 2012
On Statesmanship: The Case of John Adams
by Bruce P. Frohnen
This article is the second of two parts and is based on a talk delivered to a Colloquium on Statesmanship and the Constitution at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 13–14, 2012. Part One is here.
Review 6 June 2012
book cover Men with Lit Matches
a review by A. W. R. Hawkins
Fahrenheit 451, The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by Ray Bradbury. Simon & Schuster, 2003. 208 pages, hardcover, $23.
On Essays and Letters 10 June 2012
book cover On the Depths of Villainy
by James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 10 June 2012
book cover A Necessary Symbiosis
a review by Samuel Gregg
America’s Spiritual Capital by Nicholas Capaldi and Theodore Roosevelt Malloch St Augustine’s Press (South Bend, Indiana), 2012. Paper, 176 pages, $17.
Review 17 June 2012
book cover Signs of Contradiction
a review by Adam Schwartz
The Pen and the Cross: Catholicism and English Literature, 1850–2000 by Richard Griffiths. Continuum (London & New York) xii + 260 pp., $35 cloth, 2010.
Review 24 June 2012
book cover For a Thousand Memes to Sing
a review by Richard M. Reinsch II
Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson. Yale University Press, 2010. 176 pages, $24.

Imagination it is that shapes society—moral imagination, or idyllic imagination, or diabolic imagination.

Russell Kirk

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