Welcome to the New Bookman

Welcome to the new University Bookman! After some significant behind the scenes reworking, the country’s oldest conservative book review is back with a new online presence, continuing our decades-long discussion of the important books and ideas of our age. The new...

Welcome to the new Bookman

We are delighted to announce and welcome you to the new online University Bookman. We will be updating weekly and hope you will follow us by e-mail, RSS, or Twitter. Please {encode=webmaster@kirkcenter.org title=”let us know”} if any links are broken or...

The Tolstoy Locomotive on the Berlin Track

Twenty-seven years ago, in 1953, at the height of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, a short essay by an Oxford don produced a swiftly swelling wave of praise among public thinkers and intellectuals, elevating its writer to a situation of...

Five Faces of Death

Love Is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft (Ignatius Press, 1992; originally published in 1979), 121 pages. It might well be expected that a book on death and how we view it would be gloomy and depressing. But Peter Kreeft’s Love Is Stronger than Death, recommended...

Beyond Tolstoy’s Legend: Russia and the Defeat of Napoleon

Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven. New York: Viking (2010), 656 pages. Historians face a challenge in finding something new and important in a familiar story. Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 offers a case...

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