On Unity and Morale with Charles Martel

On Unity and Morale with Charles Martel

The Path of the Martyrs: Charles Martel, The Battle of Tours, and the Birth of Europe by Ed West. Sharpe Books, 2019. Paperback and Kindle, 108 pages, $6. Reviewed by Matthew M. Robare In October of 732 a Muslim army composed mostly of light cavalry headed north to...
A New Dracula

A New Dracula

A Bloody Habit: A Novel by Eleanor Bourg Nicholson. Ignatius Press, 2018. Paperback, 435 pages, $19. Reviewed by Matthew M. Robare Stop me if you’ve heard this one: while traveling through central Europe, a modern English lawyer gets entangled in the machinations of a...
The Cycles of Networked History?

The Cycles of Networked History?

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook by Niall Ferguson. Penguin Press, 2018. Hardcover, 592 pages, $30. Matthew M. Robare Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower is a short, sometimes too short, book that provides an...

The Beauty of Order

The Vision of the Soul: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in the Western Tradition by James Matthew Wilson. The Catholic University of America Press, 2017. Paperback, 352 pages, $30. Despite hitting a few bumps, poet James Matthew Wilson’s The Vision of the Soul delivers a...

Treasures in the Garden

The Walled Garden: Poems by Andrew Thornton-Norris. CreateSpace, 2011, 2015. Paper, 74 pages, $7. Few things have frustrated supporters of traditionalist or conservative aesthetics than the state of contemporary poetry. It seems that not a year goes by with at least...

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