The Conservative Mind Renewed

The Conservative Mind, From Burke to Santayana by Russell Kirk. South Bend, Indiana: Gateway Editions, 1978. $5.95 in paperback. Sixth revised edition. For the radical libertarian, “it usually begins with Ayn Rand.” So, at least, claimed a book of that title published...

The Misremembered President

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes. HarperCollins, 2013. Hardback, 565 pages, $35. Coolidge. The title is as spare and direct as the subject. Building on her previous book, The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes might have added “The Forgotten President.” Then again, perhaps she...

Literature and the Call of Faith

An interview with Gregory Wolfe Gregory Wolfe is publisher of Image journal, author of books including Beauty Will Change the World, and now publisher of Slant Books. He spoke recently with the Bookman on the occasion of the release of the first book fromSlant. Greg,...

Out of the Nursery to College, Back to the Nursery

Anti-Intellectualism and Authentic Learning in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 In a letter dated January 22, 1951 to Richard Matheson from Ray Bradbury discussing “The Fireman,” the short story that would develop into Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury explains, in part, his...

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