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Winter 2015

Contents

Editor’s Note: The Bookman at Its Best

Editorial 21 December 2014
The Bookman at Its Best
by Gerald J. Russello
Review 21 December 2014
book cover Children on the Menu
by Craig Bernthal
The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated and edited by Jack Zipes. Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 568 pages, $35.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover Fruits of Procrastination
by William Anthony Hay
One Hundred Letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper Edited by Richard Davenport-Hines and Adam Sisman. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 488 pages, $40.
On Essays and Letters 21 December 2014
book cover On Looking for What We Have Been Given
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover A Gentleman of Letters
by Carl Rollyson
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer Edited by J. Michael Lennon. Random House, 2014. Hardcover, 867 pages, $40.
Essay 21 December 2014
image courtesy AEI Walter Berns, RIP
by William Gould
Review 21 December 2014
book cover The Remaining Western Illusion
by Ted McAllister
Lies, Passions and Illusions: The Democratic Imagination in the Twentieth Century by François Furet. Chicago University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 128 pages, $20.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover The Absurdity of Gender Theory
by Micah Mattix
Les démons du bien by Alain de Benoist. Pierre-Guillaume de Roux Editions, 2013. Paperback, 279 pp, €23.00. Non à la théorie du genre! by Alain de Benoist. Editions Mordicus, 2014. Paperback, 28 pp., €4.95.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover That Was in Another Country
by R. J. Stove
Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image by Matthew Cecil. University of Kansas Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35.
Essay 21 December 2014
book cover Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner and the Faith that Comes by Hearing
by Pedro Blas González
“I readily believe that there are more invisible Natures in the universe than visible ones. Yet who shall explain to us this numerous company, their grades, their relationships, their distinguishing features, and the functions of each of them?” —epigraph to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Essay 21 December 2014
Jaffa Harry V. Jaffa, RIP
by Robert R. Reilly
Review 21 December 2014
book cover Lives of the Saints
by Gladden J. Pappin
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Hardcover, 543 pages, $35.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover I Would Kill for the Thrill of First Love
by Eve Tushnet
Marta Oulie by Sigrid Undset, translated by Tiina Nunnally, with an introduction by Jane Smiley. University of Minnesota Press, 2014. Paperback, 128 pages, $16.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover Is the Use of Religious Rhetoric by Presidents Effective?
by Gary Scott Smith
God Wills It: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion by David O’Connell. Transaction, 2014. Hardcover, 452 pp., $54.95.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover Dinner with Aristotle
by Gracy Olmstead
The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think, by Julian Baggini. Granta Books, 2014. Paper, 280 pages, $14.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover America’s First Public Intellectual
by Drew Maciag
Selected Writings of Thomas Paine Edited by Ian Shapiro and Jane E. Calvert. Yale University Press, 2014. Paperback, 676 pages, $18.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover Recovering the Esoteric Reader
by Ian Tuttle
Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing by Arthur M. Melzer. University of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover, 464 pages, $45.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover Virtue, Family, and Community
by Micah Mattix
The Republic of Virtue by Paul Lake. University of Evansville Press, 2013. Hardcover, 80 pages, $15.
On Essays and Letters 21 December 2014
book cover On Merriment
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover In Communion with All the Past
by Adam Schwartz
David Jones in the Great War by Thomas Dilworth. Enitharmon Press (London), 2012. Cloth, 228 pp., £15.
Essay 21 December 2014
image A Cause Lost—and Forgotten
by Helen Andrews
Lessons from Mary Ward and the Women’s Anti-Suffragist Movement
Review 21 December 2014
image Understanding the Cold War
by Jason K. Duncan
A Brief History of the Cold War by Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding. The Heritage Foundation, 2014. Paperback, 108 pages, $7.
Essay 21 December 2014
book cover Strange Inhabitants of the New World
by Booth Tarkington
An excerpt from America Moved: Booth Tarkington’s Memoirs of Time and Place, 1869–1928 By Booth Tarkington Edited by Jeremy Beer. Front Porch Republic Books, 2015. Paperback, 284 pages, $32.
Review 21 December 2014
book cover Is It Too Late for Democracy?
by Flavio Felice
Nell’età della tarda democrazia. Scritti sullo Stato, le istituzioni e la politica (In the Age of Late-Democracy: Essays on State, Institutions and Politics), by Lorenzo Ornaghi. Vita e Pensiero, 2013. Paperback, 385 pages, €28.
Essay 21 December 2014
book cover Citizens Without States?
by Lee Trepanier
Adapted from Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization: Citizens without States. Lee Trepanier and Khalil Habib, ed. University of Kentucky Press, 2011. Paperback, 376 pages, $35.

The conservative believes that the individual is foolish, although the species is wise; therefore, unlike the confident intellectual, he declines to undertake the reconstruction of society and human nature.

Russell Kirk

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