A More Hallowed Society

A More Hallowed Society

The Lawgivers: The Parallel Lives of Numa Pompilius and Lycurgus of Sparta Translated by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks. CiRCE Institute, 2019. Paperback, 167 pages, $19. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr Plutarch’s Lives is one of the most illuminating works written in...
What Does Athens Have to Do with America?

What Does Athens Have to Do with America?

Ancient Greece and American Conservatism: Classical Influence on the Modern Right By John Bloxham. I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Hardcover, 284 pages, $99 (Paperback, $40). Reviewed by Grant Havers The application of ancient Greek thought and history to...
Getting Out of the Hole

Getting Out of the Hole

On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts by James K. A. Smith. Brazos Press, 2019. Hardcover, 256 pages, $25. Reviewed by James Davenport There is an old parable I have often been told. It goes something like this: A man is...
When Left and Right Agree

When Left and Right Agree

Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream By Nicholas Lemann. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. Hardcover, 306 pages, $28. Reviewed by Gerard T. Mundy To capture the gravity of the social problems plaguing the United States, one can...
Prin’s Original Fictions

Prin’s Original Fictions

Original Prin: A Novel by Randy Boyagoda. Biblioasis, 2019. Paperback, 224 pages, $15. Reviewed by Joshua Hren Toward the end of Original Prin our protagonist Princely St. John Umbiligoda sifts through the Duty-Free shop in the Dragomans airport only to find the...

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