A Gentleman Out of Moscow

A Gentleman Out of Moscow

Goodbye Russia: Rachmaninoff in Exile By Fiona Maddocks. Pegasus Books, 2024. Hardcover, 384 pages, $29.95. Reviewed by Robert Bellafiore. In the last years of Romanov Russia, Sergei Rachmaninoff was enjoying life as a musical giant, composing such titanic hits as the...
Taking the Road Less Traveled

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Painting Over the Growth Chart  By Dan Rattelle. Wiseblood Books, 2024. Paperback, 63 pages, $15. Reviewed by A.M. Juster.  The spirit of Robert Frost surely does not look kindly on claims that some new poet walks in his footsteps, particularly one with a fancy-pants...
To Recover Is to Return

To Recover Is to Return

Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture  By Anthony Esolen.  Regnery Gateway, 2017/2022. Paperback, 256 pages, $16.99. Reviewed by Jeffrey Folks. In an age of political correctness and guarded speech, Anthony Esolen’s writing strikes one as wonderfully...

Bradley J. Birzer

Bradley J. Birzer Bradley J. Birzer is well known through his magisterial biography, Russell Kirk: American Conservative. As a result of that terrific book and his years of writing, especially as the co-founder and senior contributor of The Imaginative Conservative,...
Gerald Russello and the Art of Memory

Gerald Russello and the Art of Memory

By Dermot Quinn. This essay was delivered as a memorial lecture at Fordham University, New York, on November 15, 2023. One of the easiest ways of remembering Gerald Russello is to listen to him. So here he is, in that powerful, reasonable, humane, wise voice of his,...