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Summer 2013

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Editor’s Note: The Conservative Mind at Sixty

Review 26 June 2013
book cover From Practice to Theory
a review by Greg Kaza
It Didn’t Have to Be This Way: Why Boom and Bust Is Unnecessary—and How the Austrian School of Economics Breaks the Cycle by Harry C. Veryser. ISI Books, 2013. Hardcover, 318 pages, $29.
Review 1 July 2013
book cover The Use and Abuse of Samuel Johnson
a review by Ian Crowe
The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 264 pages, $85. The Politics of Samuel Johnson. Jonathan Clark & Howard Erskine-Hill, editors. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover, 256 pages, $85.
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover The Needs of Modernity’s Orphans
by Daniel McCarthy
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover The Deeper Roots of Social Order
by Bruce P. Frohnen
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover An Excursion into the Broader World
by George H. Nash
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 4 July 2013
book cover A Problem of Definition
by Steven P. Millies
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover The Joyful Conservative
by James E. Person Jr.
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover Life Is Worth Living
by Lee Edwards
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover What Is the Legacy of ‘The Conservative Mind’?
by W. Wesley McDonald
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 5 July 2013
book cover Reflections of a Conservative Liberal
by Drew Maciag
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Symposium 6 July 2013
book cover The Personalism of The Conservative Mind
by Bradley J. Birzer
Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60
Review 14 July 2013
book cover Rushmore’s Odd Man Out
a review by John C. Chalberg
Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition by Jean M. Yarbrough. University of Kansas Press, 2012. Cloth, 337 pp., $40.
Interview 21 July 2013
book cover Family and Faith: A Two-Way Street
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
An interview with Mary Eberstadt on How the West Really Lost God.
Review 28 July 2013
book cover The Literary Burke
a review by William F. Byrne
Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain, by Ian Crowe. Stanford University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, $65.
Interview 4 August 2013
book cover Crowding Out Virtues
an interview by JP O’Malley
JP O'Malley interviews Michael J. Sandel on his new book, What Money Can’t Buy.
Essay 11 August 2013
book cover Deinstitutionalizing the Humanities?
by Peter Augustine Lawler
Lawler takes up the argument of Lee Siegel on the place of the humanities, suggesting that the study of great books needs a context and that we should celebrate a different kind of diversity.
Review 18 August 2013
book cover Reading C. S. Lewis from the Inside Out
a review by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
C. S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath. Tyndale, 2013. Hardcover, 488 pages, $24.
Review 25 August 2013
book cover Characterizing the Two Britains
a review by Jonathan M. Paquette
Sea Changes by Derek Turner. Washington Summit Publishers, 2012. Paperback, 456 pages, $23.
Review 8 September 2013
book cover Books in Little
a review by Ashlee L. Cowles
Brief reviews of recent books from Theodore Dalrymple and J. R. R. Tolkien plus books on historical consciousness and the trivium.
Review 8 September 2013
book cover Another Epitaph on American Exceptionalism
a review by Andrew J. Bacevich
Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century by Patrick Smith. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 231 pages, $27.50.
Review 15 September 2013
book cover Can You Hear Me Now?
a review by Jason R. Edwards
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Broadway/Random House, 2013. Paper, 368 pages, $16.

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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