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The Mysterious Being in the Ring

In the House of Tom Bombadil C.R. Wiley. Canon Press, 2021. Paper, 128 pages, $16.95. Reviewed by Nathanael Blake. ld Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, but what is the point of him? He is one of the most enigmatic characters in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The...


Only a man who remembers his debt to his ancestors is likely to plant for posterity. —Russell Kirk

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Churchill After the War

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940–1965 by William Manchester and Paul Reid. Little Brown and Company, 2012. Hardcover, 1182 pages, $40. At the end of The Gathering Storm, the first volume of his history of the Second World War,...

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“Reviewing Books that Build Culture.” For over five decades, the University Bookman, founded by Russell Kirk, has sought to redeem the time by identifying and discussing those books that diagnose the modern age and support the renewal of culture and the common good....

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