The University Bookman


Winter 2011


Editor’s Note: Welcome to the New Bookman

Review 30 January 2011
book cover Beyond Tolstoy’s Legend: Russia and the Defeat of Napoleon
a review by William Anthony Hay
Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven. New York: Viking (2010), 656 pages.
The Classics Revisited 30 January 2011
book cover Five Faces of Death
by James E. Person, Jr.
Love Is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft (Ignatius Press, 1992; originally published in 1979), 121 pages.
Interview 6 February 2011
Live Where We Are
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with John Byron Kuhner, author of a Walden-esque book about Staten Island.
Review 13 February 2011
book cover Terror and the ‘Market State’
a review by Mitchell McNaylor
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century by Philip Bobbitt (New York: A. A. Knopf, 2008) x + 672 pp, $35.00 (cloth).
Review 20 February 2011
book cover Ortega y Gasset’s Metaphysical Cure for Invertebrate Cultures
a review by Pedro Blas González
The Revolt of the Masses by José Ortega y Gasset. W. W. Norton, [1930] 1994, 192 pages.
Review 27 February 2011
book cover Champion of Faith and Common Sense
a review by James E. Person Jr.
Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G. K. Chesterton by Kevin Belmonte. Thomas Nelson, 2011, $16.99, 318 pages
Review 27 February 2011
book cover Rescuing the Past
a review by Isabel A. Nelson
The Iona Conspiracy by G. L. Gregg. Winged Lion Press, 2010, 432 pp., $18.
Interview 27 February 2011
book cover The Quality of Our Imaginations
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with Gary L. Gregg, director of the McConnell Center and author of a new series of young adult novels called The Remnant Chronicles. Gregg touches on the role of the imagination in his own work, the influence of Russell Kirk, and the connection between imagination and leadership as exemplified in the case of George Washington.
Essay 6 March 2011
book cover The Public Responsibilities of Known American Poets
by Eugene Schlanger
In this original essay, Gene Schlanger, the Wall Street Poet, reflects on the potential good of poetry in an age when the known poets cannot attract an audience or attention.
Interview 13 March 2011
book cover Democracy’s Immoderate Friends
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with Daniel J. Mahoney, professor of political science at Assumption College and author of The Conservative Foundations of the Liberal Order, a new book that traces the intellectual history of democracy, and how its success may in fact rest on non-democratic values and norms developed in the Western tradition.
Review 20 March 2011
book cover Significance and Missteps
a review by Adam Schwartz
Adam Schwartz looks at a recent intellectual biography of G. K. Chesterton that breaks new ground in the field, but also makes some significant missteps in interpretation.
On Essays and Letters 27 March 2011
book cover On What Knowledge Pertains To
by James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall returns to Plato’s Republic for a discussion of the connection of knowledge, philosophy, and action—and a train of thought that points beyond ourselves. We did not cause the beauty and the very existence of what is. . . .

By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.

Russell Kirk


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