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Summer 2011

Contents

Editor’s Note: Pressing On

Review 3 July 2011
book cover Ancient Virtues in a Postmodern World
a review by Jason R. Edwards
Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century by Howard Gardner. Basic Books, 2011, 244 pp., $26.
Review 10 July 2011
book cover Individual and Community—and God
a review by John C. Pinheiro
The Difference God Makes: A Catholic Vision of Faith, Communion, and Culture by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 2009.
Essay 10 July 2011
Otto von Habsburg (20 November 1912–4 July 2011)
by Denis Kitzinger
A eulogy for one of the great defenders of Christian Europe. May he rest in peace.
Review 17 July 2011
book cover What’s the Supreme Court Supposed to Do?
a review by Stephen B. Presser
The Supreme Court and the American Elite, 1789–2008 by Lucas A Powe, Jr. Harvard University Press (Cambridge and London), 432 pages, paper $19.95, 2011.
Review 24 July 2011
book cover What was the Enlightenment?
a review by Christopher O. Blum
A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy by Jonathan Israel (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010). Pages xiv, 276.
Essay 31 July 2011
Peter J. Stanlis (1920–2011)
by Ian Crowe
Farewell to a great friend, Burke scholar, and one of the most influential American men of letters in the twentieth century.
Review 7 August 2011
book cover Forgotten Name, Enduring Legacy
a review by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Founding Federalist: The Life of Oliver Ellsworth by Michael C. Toth (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2011). 240 pages, $25.
Review 14 August 2011
image Directions Back to the Public Square
a review by A. W. R. Hawkins
Exiting a Dead End Road: A GPS for Christians in Public Discourse edited by Gudrun and Martin Kugler (Vienna, Austria: Kairos Publishing, 2010), paper, 353 pp. (introduction and table of contents available here).
The Classics Revisited 21 August 2011
book cover Bottom Rail on Top
by James E. Person Jr.
Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter’s Son by William Alexander Percy (Alfred A. Knopf, 1941), 348 pp.
Review 11 September 2011
book cover Love and Evil in Nazi Germany
a review by Robert Huddleston
In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larsen (Crown, 2011). 464 pages, $26.
Symposium 18 September 2011
Metternich vs. McEmpire
by Daniel McCarthy
Symposium: Conservatism and Empire
Symposium 18 September 2011
Empire and the Crisis of American Conservatism
by James Kalb
Symposium: Conservatism and Empire
Symposium 18 September 2011
How the GOP swallowed the Conservative Movement
by Paul Gottfried
Symposium: Conservatism and Empire
Symposium 18 September 2011
And the Tragedy Continues
by Bruce P. Frohnen
Symposium: Conservatism and Empire
Review 25 September 2011
book cover A Child’s Imagination is a Terrible Thing to Waste
a review by Jason R. Edwards
Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen (ISI Books, November 2010), 320 pp., $26.95.
On Essays and Letters 25 September 2011
image Old Roads and Montesquieu’s Library
by James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall’s students send him postcards from their travels. Here he reflects on places that several of them have recently been.

Mere unthinking negative opposition to the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.

Russell Kirk

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