Chicago and a New Schema for the Liberal Arts

Chicago and a New Schema for the Liberal Arts

Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America by Donald N. Levine. University of Chicago Press (Chicago), 299 pp., $39.00 cloth, 2006; $19.00 paper, 2007 Donald N. Levine has lived most of his life at the University of Chicago. He earned his three...
To Serve with Honor

To Serve with Honor

Maurras, Le Chaos et l’Ordre by Stéphane Giocanti. Flammarion (Paris), 575 pp., $39.46 paper, 2006Stéphane Giocanti quotes Colonel Rémy, one of the heroes of the French Resistance and a close compagnon of General de Gaulle, saying that if he had joined the Allied and...
The Witness Revisited

The Witness Revisited

Whittaker Chambers and American ConservatismIt is now 46 years since the death of Whittaker Chambers. His name is still iconic for many conservatives and a catalyst for boiling resentment among left-liberals. In those who know the full story of the Hiss case, and...
The Presence of a Teacher

The Presence of a Teacher

A Path Remembered: The Lives of Gerhart and Lucie Niemeyer by Paul V. Niemeyer. ISI Books (Wilmington, Del.), 402 pp., $40.00 cloth, 2006When, as a graduate student at Notre Dame, I first met Gerhart Niemeyer early in 1970, like many others I knew immediately that he...
Error Has No Rights

Error Has No Rights

Orestes Brownson: American Religious Weathervane by Patrick W. Carey. Wm. B. Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 448 pp., $29.00 paper, 2004Alexis de Tocqueville, in Democracy in America, predicted that Americans “will tend increasingly to fall into one or the other of...

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