Babbitt and Belloc: Two Peas, Different Pods

The modern age has brought about a deluge of knowledge and technological advancement joined with a rough materialism. With all this empirical data, however, does man know anything more about his meaning and purpose? Is man a chance occurrence of molecules and atoms...

Diagnosing the Immodest Republic

The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic, edited by Michael P. Federici, Richard M. Gamble, and Mark T. Mitchell. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Hardcover, 236 pages, $95. Reviewed by Gracy Olmstead In times past, the word “modesty” spoke...

The Pink Police State and Risk

James Poulos, whom the Bookman interviewed in 2009 about “postmodern conservatism,” recently wrote a series of pieces for The Federalist on what he describes as the “pink police state,” a kind of totalitarian regime that neither contemporary liberalism nor...

The Worseness Accelerating

James Poulos, whom the Bookman interviewed in 2009 about “postmodern conservatism,” recently wrote a series of pieces for the Federalist on what he describes as the “pink police state,” a kind of totalitarian regime that neither contemporary liberalism nor...

A Theological Reflection on Virtual Religion

Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life, by Robert M. Geraci. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 368 pages, $35. As individuals living in the twenty-first century, we find ourselves unable to deny the fact that technology has...

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