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Summer 2014

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Review 22 June 2014
image Betrayal of the Arab Christians
a review by Eamon Moynihan
The Last Communion: A Journey among the Abandoned Christians in the Arab World. By Klaus Wivel. Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag (Denmark), 2013. Paperback, 320 pages.
Essay 29 June 2014
book cover Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Coming of the First World War
by Francis P. Sempa
Sempa offers a survey of the thought and writings of Admiral A. T. Mahan, one of the few Americans to recognize the growing danger of Germany before World War I.
Essay 6 July 2014
book cover Teaching in an Age of Ideology
by Lee Trepanier
Profiles of four twentieth-century teachers—Voegelin, Sandoz, Niemeyer, and Hallowell—whose lives offer insight in cultivating a desire for truth, goodness, and beauty in an ideological age.
Review 13 July 2014
book cover The Real Great Depression?
a review by David Pietrusza
The Forgotten Man, Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes. Harper Perennial, 2014. Paperback, 320 pages, $20.
Review 15 July 2014
book cover How Progressive Is Berlin?
a review by David L. Tubbs
Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom edited by Bruce Baum and Robert Nichols. Routledge, 2013. Hardcover, 284 pages, $130.
Review 21 July 2014
book cover The Humanistic Tradition in Literature
a review by Allen Mendenhall
Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative by James Seaton. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 225 pages, $90.
Review 21 July 2014
book cover American Religious Freedom: The Revised Story
a review by Marc O. DeGirolami
The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom by Steven D. Smith. Harvard University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 240 pages, $40.
Review 27 July 2014
book cover Books in Little
a review by Alexis Carra
Brief reviews of the collection Boundaries of Tolerance and The Rule of Nobody on the failure of American government.
Review 27 July 2014
book cover Progressives and the Booboisie
a review by John C. Chalberg
The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class by Fred Siegel. Encounter Books, 2014. Hardcover, 240 pages, $24.

Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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