The Enlightenment’s Critics

The Enlightenment’s Critics

Critics of Enlightenment Rationalism edited by Gene Callahan and Kenneth B. McIntyre. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. Hardcover, 313 pages, $110. Reviewed by David Coates Surveying the French Revolution, Edmund Burke presented an apparent paradox: “The pretended rights of...
A Treatise for Counterrevolutionaries

A Treatise for Counterrevolutionaries

Defensa de la Hispanidad by Ramiro de Maeztu. [1934] 2017. Paperback, 191 pages, $9.60. Alberto M. Fernandez If Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney (1875–1936) is remembered at all today, it is because of the manner of his death. Taken from his prison cell in the middle of the...
Caesar Still Lives

Caesar Still Lives

E. J. Hutchinson Probably, when one hears the phrase “the classical tradition,” the first name that comes to mind is not “Iggy Pop.” And yet Iggy Pop, like Bob Dylan, has an avid interest in Roman antiquity and its genetic connection to contemporary life. This...
The Humaneness of the Historical Mind

The Humaneness of the Historical Mind

The Historical Mind: Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age edited by Justin D. Garrison and Ryan R. Holston SUNY Press, 2020. Hardcover, 320 pages, $95. Reviewed by Luke C. Sheahan The historical mind is not without its controversy. And for good reason. It...

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