Conservation as a Conservative Concern

The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture, 3rd edition, by Wendell Berry (Sierra Club Books, 1996; originally published in 1977), 234 pages. In one of his syndicated columns published during the 1970s, the founder of The University Bookman famously wrote,...
Max Lerner’s America

Max Lerner’s America

America as a Civilization, by Max Lerner. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957, 1,011 pp. By attempting to discuss everything in America, Professor Lerner succeeds in analyzing nothing well. Pretentious and shallow, America as a Civilization offers little insight into...

Spring Newsletter

The latest number of the Russell Kirk Center newsletter (Spring 2011) has just been posted. It features a profile of Ian Crowe, the new editor of Studies in Burke and His Times and an interview with W. Winston Elliott III. You can download it, and past issues,...

Conservatism, Journalism, and Pop Culture

A conversation with John J. Miller. The University Bookman is delighted to post this interview with John J. Miller, who will become the director of the journalism program at Hillsdale College in August. He is also a long-time national correspondent at National Review...

The Big Life of Brownson

Orestes A. Brownson: A Definitive Biography by Thomas R. Ryan, C.PP.S. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 1976, 872 pages. ISBN 0879738847. He was called “a walking variorum of all sorts of opinions,” “an American Marxist before Marx,” “the American...

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