The Enduring Brownson

The Enduring Brownson

In Search of the American Spirit: The Political Thought of Orestes Brownson by Gregory S. Butler. Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, Illinois, 1992), 278 pp., $32.50 cloth. In the generation following the founding fathers of the American republic, Orestes...

Taking Stock

Though you would not know it from the weather outside the Bookman’s headquarters, Spring has come, and with it the end of the first quarter of the new online University Bookman. The transition has been a success: our overall traffic has increased beyond even the...

Santayana’s Liberty

The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy and Character and Opinion in the United States by George Santayana, edited by James Seaton. Yale University Press, 2009. Paper, 240 pp. $16.This volume contains in full the two title works of George Santayana (1863–1952) as...
Modern Flaws and Lasting Norms

Modern Flaws and Lasting Norms

Enemies of the Permanent Things: Observations of Abnormity in Literature and Politics, by Russell Kirk. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1969 [Open Court 1999]. Russell Kirk remains consistently one of the most interesting American defenders of the conservative...

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