Magpies, Verbal Jugglers, and True Liberty

Magpies, Verbal Jugglers, and True Liberty

The Metalogicon: A Twelfth-Century Defense of the Verbal and Logical Arts of the Trivium by John of Salisbury, translated by Daniel McGarry Paul Dry Books, 2009. Paperback, 305 pages, $22.95. Reviewed by Jared Zimmerer In an age of relativism and scientific...
Breaking the Crockery

Breaking the Crockery

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. Hardcover, 857 pages $35. Reviewed by Andrew Bacevich Let us dispose of the superlatives first: In terms of both style and substance, The Free World represents an...
Breaking the Leaf-Mould

Breaking the Leaf-Mould

Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages by Holly Ordway. Word on Fire Academic, 2021. Hardcover, 382 pages, $24. Reviewed by John Tuttle Holly Ordway’s engrossing volume Tolkien’s Modern Reading is significant in its own right, but it also marks...

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