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Defending the Conversation

In the newest of the Bookman‘s web-only content, James Seaton reviews Anthony Kronman’s stirring defense of a traditional liberal-arts education. Click here for the review!

Jun 2008

Kirk on Eliot

A new edition of Dr. Kirk’s acclaimed literary biography, Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century is being published in July 2008 by ISI Books.

Jun 2008

Open Court Backlist Find

Open Court Publishing has found a stock of three Kirk-related books that had been thought out of print. You can order books directly from them by calling 800-815-2280 (or +1-603-924-7209); they do not appear on their website. The books available are Kirk’s essay collections Enemies of the Permanent Things and Beyond the Dreams of Avarice and the essay collection in his honor, The Unbought Grace of Life, edited by James E. Person, Jr.

Apr 2008

William F. Buckley, RIP

Gerald Russello expresses our condolences on the death of William F. Buckley.

Feb 2008

Lectures by Kirk; Lectures about Kirk

The Olin Online Lecture Library at ISI features several audio lectures by Russell Kirk, as well as several new video and audio lectures about Kirk and his legacy by such scholars as W. Wesley McDonald, Ted McAlister, Michael P. Federici, George H. Nash, Gleaves Whitney, and Allan C. Carlson.

Feb 2008

Stanlis on Burke and Frost

University BookmanThe Bookman is pleased to publish an interview with Peter J. Stanlis, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Rockford College and one of the foremost scholars of Edmund Burke and Robert Frost. Stanlis’s groundbreaking work, Edmund Burke and the Natural Law (1958), forever changed the way scholars view Burke’s work. Stanlis placed Burke firmly in the tradition of Western natural law reasoning. Stanlis has also published a number of essays and articles on Frost, including Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher (2007).

Feb 2008

Bookman RSS

Since the Bookman is now offering web-only articles, we now offer, in addition to the RSS feed for Kirk Center news items, a syndication feed for all Bookman articles. We hope you find it useful.

Jan 2008

Bookman in Colombia

On December 15, El Heraldo, one of Colombia’s largest newspapers, published a Spanish version of Michael J. Ard’s review, “Latin America’s Five Deadly Sins,” which appeared in our Spring 2007 issue. Here is the link.

Dec 2007

Bookman Web Exclusives

We are pleased to announce web-only reviews as a new feature of the University Bookman. This new content will enable us to reach our readers more regularly with reviews of notable books, interviews, and other features. Our first online feature—ironically—is a review of Wendell Berry’s novel, Andy Catlett. Check back often for new exclusive content!

Dec 2007

New Bookman and Barzun

The new issue of the University Bookman is on its way. Featuring a special section on the humane economy, the issue includes reviews of books on agrarianism, Wendell Berry, Tocqueville, the commercial society, and other subjects. As a preview, here is Tracy Lee Simmons’s essay honoring the critic and essayist Jacques Barzun, who turns 100 this November 30. We encourage you to subscribe here, because you won’t want to miss this issue!

Nov 2007

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The twentieth-century conservative is concerned, first of all, with the regeneration of the spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at the highest.

Russell Kirk

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