Natural Law or Nihilism?

Natural Law or Nihilism?

The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky by Russell Kirk. Regnery Gateway (1987), 132 pp. Although Dr. Kirk knows how hard the tempest of our time really rages, he has not fled or been driven to the heath like Lear or Lear’s fool. His insight is...

Endless Game of Thrones

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (5 of 7 planned volumes). Bantam, 1996–2012. Paper, 5232 pages, $75.The embarrassment of narrative in a radically skeptical postmodern world is that it implies meaning. Simply constructing a story with beginning, middle,...
Dos Passos: A Reassessment

Dos Passos: A Reassessment

Jean-Paul Sartre once called John Dos Passos [1896–1970] “the greatest novelist of the century,” a judgment which he did not hold alone.[1] Yet now, though Dos Passos has continued to write, few seem willing to rate him so highly. His biographer, John Wrenn, states...

Books in Little

Beyond Distributism by Thomas E. Woods Acton Institute, 2012, 79 pages, $3. The Bookman has long been an admirer of what has been called distributism, a social/economic theory that combines a preference for localism in politics and business, a strong agrarian focus,...

Cliché on a Hill

A conversation with Richard M. Gamble.Professor Richard Gamble, a Bookman contributor, holds the Anna Margaret Ross Alexander chair in history and political science at Hillsdale College. He has recently published In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and...

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