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Winter 2016

Contents

Editor’s Note: Conservatism in Disarray

Review 3 January 2016
book cover Creating in Community
by Ashlee Cowles
Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings by Diana P. Glyer. Kent State University Press, 2015. Paperback, 224 pages, $19.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover The Warrior for Free Government
by Francis P. Sempa
Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government By Larry P. Arnn. Nelson Books, 2015. Hardcover, 376 pp., $23.
Interview 3 January 2016
book cover After Consensus Ends
by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with with James Piereson.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover A Lived, not ‘Living’ Constitution
by Steven H. Aden and Josiah A. Aden
The Constitution: An Introduction by Michael S. Paulsen and Luke Paulsen. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 368 pages, $30.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover The Start of the Division of Europe
by John Lukacs
After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe by Michael Jones. New American Library, 2015. Hardcover, pp. 374, $28.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover A Circle of Instigators
by Adam Schwartz
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015. 644 pp., $35.00 cloth.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Too Much Reality?
by Martyn Wendell Jones
Amends: A Novel by Eve Tushnet. CreateSpace, 2015. Paper, 330 pages, $14.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover The Multifaceted Kirk
by Spencer Case
Russell Kirk: American Conservative by Bradley J. Birzer. University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Hardcover, 608 pp., $35.
Editorial 3 January 2016
Conservatism in Disarray
by Gerald J. Russello
Essay 3 January 2016
book cover The Courage of Lewis and Clark
by Pedro Blas González
Review 3 January 2016
book cover At Long Last
by Benjamin G. Lockerd
The Poems of T. S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 2 volumes, 1344 + 688 pages, $45/$40.
Essay 3 January 2016
Scalia Antonin Scalia (1936–2016)
by Stephen B. Presser
Review 3 January 2016
book cover A Memorial Wall of Words
by Eamon Moynihan
Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev, translated by Antonina W. Bouis. New Vessel Press, 2016 Paper, 290 pages. $16.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Rabelais in the Graveyard
by Frank Freeman
Graveyard Clay (Cré na Cille): A Narrative in Ten Interludes by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated by Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 368 pp., $25.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Reading Sowell in the Badlands
by Peter L. Edman
Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 244 pages plus notes and index, $30.
To the Point 3 January 2016
Kirk An Encounter with Ayn Rand
by Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1962
Review 3 January 2016
book cover A Modern Plutarch
by Jason R. Edwards
The Road to Character by David Brooks. Random House, 2015. Hardcover, 320 pages, $28.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Hope for a Conservative Remnant
by James E. Person Jr.
The Conservative Rebellion by Richard Bishirjian. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Hardcover, 171 pages, $25.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Modernists in Middle-Earth
by A. M. Juster
Tolkien among the Moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood. University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Paperback, 303 pages, $32.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Memory and Mythmaking
by Karl C. Schaffenburg
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945 (Citizens and Soldiers) By Nicholas Stargardt Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 704 pp., $35.
Review 3 January 2016
book cover Judges and Dons
by Allen Mendenhall
Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary by Richard Posner. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30.

The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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