Put In This World to Do Battle

Put In This World to Do Battle

Imaginative Conservatism: The Letters of Russell Kirk edited by James E. Person Jr. University of Kentucky Press, 2018. Hardcover, 432 pages, $40. Nicholas Kennicott Letters are often an intimate look into the details of a person’s life and musings, so whenever the...
The Questions Behind Populism

The Questions Behind Populism

Vox Populi: The Perils and Promises of Populism edited by Roger Kimball. Encounter Books, 2017. Hardcover, 216 pages, $24. MARLO SAFI Over the course of the 2016 Presidential election, Americans became very familiar with the resurgence of an old “ism”: populism....
A Place on the Walls

A Place on the Walls

Thoughts on Home Décor SAM BURNHAM How a home is decorated communicates the essence of the people living there. Even the briefest of glances can give a visitor insight into the personalities, religion, family ties, perhaps even the political inclinations of the...
The Best Classical Latin Poet You’ve Never Heard Of

The Best Classical Latin Poet You’ve Never Heard Of

The Elegies of Maximianus translated by A. M. Juster. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Hardcover, 240 pages, $65. MICHAEL FONTAINE Before he killed himself, I befriended an old man some years ago who had published several books on the right to death and the...

What Did the Declaration Declare?

The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government by Steve Pincus. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 207 pages, $26. GLENN A. MOOTS Steve Pincus’s The Heart of the Declaration promises a “new perspective” on the Founders and the intent...

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