The Literary Burke

Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain, by Ian Crowe. Stanford University Press, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, $65. If the never-ending stream of Burke books is a testament to his ongoing relevance and...

Family and Faith: A Two-Way Street

An interview with Mary Eberstadt on How the West Really Lost God. The University Bookman is pleased to present this interview with Mary Eberstadt about her new book, How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization. Mary is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics...

Rushmore’s Odd Man Out

Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition by Jean M. Yarbrough. University of Kansas Press, 2012. Cloth, 337 pp., $40. Just what is the “American political tradition?” Better than sixty years ago the noted American historian, Richard Hofstadter, tried to...

The Personalism of The Conservative Mind

Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60 When the first edition of The Conservative Mind hit the book shelves on May 11, 1953, neither its author nor its publisher expected it to do as well as it did. And, doing “well” is a gross understatement. Nearly every major...

Reflections of a Conservative Liberal

Symposium: The Conservative Mind at 60 In my recently published Edmund Burke in America, and also in an earlier review essay on conservative historians, I identified Russell Kirk as a highly successful “intellectual entrepreneur.” That term might imply either censure...

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