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Spring 2013

Contents

Review 24 March 2013
book cover The Left Bank in the Vieux Carré
a review by Charles Jeanfreau
Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s by John Shelton Reed, LSU Press, 2012, Hardcover, 320 pp., $38.
Review 24 March 2013
book cover Beyond the End of History: Fukuyama’s Myopic Vision
a review by Glen Austin Sproviero
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011 Hardcover, 608 pages, $35.
Review 31 March 2013
book cover Debunking the Demographers
a review by Allen Mendenhall
What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster by Jonathan V. Last. Encounter Books, 2013, Hardcover, 240 pages, $24.
Review 31 March 2013
book cover Tolerance that Swallows Itself
a review by James Kalb
The Intolerance of Tolerance by D. A. Carson. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012. Cloth, 196 pages, $24.
Review 7 April 2013
book cover Eliot’s Politics in Context
a review by Benjamin G. Lockerd
Dreams of a Totalitarian Utopia: Literary Modernism and Politics, by Leon Surette. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011. Cloth, xv + 363 pages. $59.95.
Interview 7 April 2013
book cover The Marilyn Monroe of Modern Literature
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
The Bookman interviews Carl Rollyson, author of a new biography of the poet Sylvia Plath, who finds significant parallels between Plath and Marilyn Monroe, subject of one of his earlier biographies.
Symposium 14 April 2013
image The Pulpy Roots of ‘Fahrenheit 451’
by Thomas F. Bertonneau
A symposium on Fahrenheit 451. Thomas Bertonneau looks at themes and publishing history in Bradbury's short stories that led up to the great dystopia.
Symposium 14 April 2013
book cover Running About with Lit Matches
by Ashlee L. Cowles
A symposium on Fahrenheit 451. Ashlee Cowles looks at the appeal to the moral imagination in Bradbury's work.
On Essays and Letters 21 April 2013
book cover On Avoiding ‘Prosperous Wickedness’
by James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall reflects on a Rambler essay from 1750.
Interview 21 April 2013
book cover Literature and the Call of Faith
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
The Bookman talks with Gregory Wolfe about contemporary arts, artists, and cultural critics (and what he learned from Russell Kirk) on the occasion of the release of the first novel from his new imprint, Slant Books.
Review 28 April 2013
book cover The Misremembered President
a review by John C. Chalberg
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes. HarperCollins, 2013. Hardback, 565 pages, $35.
Essay 5 May 2013
book cover Human Nature, Allegory, and Truth in Plato’s Republic
by Pedro Blas González
In this essay, the first of two parts, philosophy professor Pedro Blas González explores critical themes from Plato’s classic dialogue.
Essay 12 May 2013
book cover Plato’s Idea of the Teacher
by Pedro Blas González
In this essay, the second of two parts, philosophy professor Pedro Blas González explores critical themes from Plato’s classic dialogue.
On Essays and Letters 12 May 2013
image On General Wolfe’s Preference
by James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall looks at Will Cuppy, the question of relations between things and self-evident facts.
Interview 19 May 2013
image Copperheads, Community, and Those Who Have Lost
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
Bill Kauffman, screenwriter for the upcoming feature film Copperhead, speaks with the Bookman about localism, war, and his forthcoming film.
Interview 26 May 2013
book cover Burke, Party, and the Human Person
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Jesse Norman, political thinker and MP, and author of the new book, Edmund Burke: The First Conservative, on Burke as a postmodern thinker, proponent of political parties, agent of change, and other themes.
Review 1 June 2013
book cover Pragmatists versus Agrarians?
a review by Allen Mendenhall
Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920–1990 by John J. Langdale. University of Missouri Press, 2012. Cloth, 192 pages, $50. (Kindle ed.)
Symposium 8 June 2013
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2013)
by Bookman contributors
We’re back with another collection of summer reading recommendations from our reviewers and friends.
Review 16 June 2013
book cover Still Left in the Dark
a review by Patrick M. McCarthy
Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark by Brian Kellow. Viking Adult, 2011. Hardcover, 417 pages, $28.

The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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