Beyond Cancel Culture

O’Connor, Updike, and the Literature of Self-Recrimination Michial Farmer The recent intra-literati arguments about Flannery O’Connor’s racism are, if nothing else, hard proof that ideas have consequences. Not long after the police killing of George Floyd ignited...
Burke’s Mannered Economics

Burke’s Mannered Economics

Commerce and Manners in Edmund Burke’s Political Economy by Gregory M. Collins. Cambridge University Press, 2020. Hardcover, 578 pages, $50. Reviewed by John G. Grove Only someone like Edmund Burke could find in the “motions of England’s internal grain trade” anything...
How the Vikings Saw Themselves

How the Vikings Saw Themselves

Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings by Neil Price. Basic Books, 2020. Hardcover, 624 pages, $35. Reviewed by Clayton Trutor When I stroll through the stacks of a college library, I often find my way over to the DL60s—History of Northern Europe: Earliest...
The Enlightenment’s Critics

The Enlightenment’s Critics

Critics of Enlightenment Rationalism edited by Gene Callahan and Kenneth B. McIntyre. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. Hardcover, 313 pages, $110. Reviewed by David Coates Surveying the French Revolution, Edmund Burke presented an apparent paradox: “The pretended rights of...
A Treatise for Counterrevolutionaries

A Treatise for Counterrevolutionaries

Defensa de la Hispanidad by Ramiro de Maeztu. [1934] 2017. Paperback, 191 pages, $9.60. Alberto M. Fernandez If Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney (1875–1936) is remembered at all today, it is because of the manner of his death. Taken from his prison cell in the middle of the...
Caesar Still Lives

Caesar Still Lives

E. J. Hutchinson Probably, when one hears the phrase “the classical tradition,” the first name that comes to mind is not “Iggy Pop.” And yet Iggy Pop, like Bob Dylan, has an avid interest in Roman antiquity and its genetic connection to contemporary life. This...
The Humaneness of the Historical Mind

The Humaneness of the Historical Mind

The Historical Mind: Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age edited by Justin D. Garrison and Ryan R. Holston SUNY Press, 2020. Hardcover, 320 pages, $95. Reviewed by Luke C. Sheahan The historical mind is not without its controversy. And for good reason. It...
De Gaulle’s Ambition for France

De Gaulle’s Ambition for France

A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle by Julian Jackson. Allen Lane, 2018 / Penguin 2019. Paperback, 928 pages, $30. Reviewed by Owen Edwards The summary of Julian Jackson’s reading of de Gaulle is the section title of Part Four of this monumental...
Progressing to Nowhere?

Progressing to Nowhere?

Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea by Bradley C. S. Watson. University of Notre Dame Press, 2020. Hardcover, 251 pages, $45. Reviewed by John C. Chalberg Just who were the original progressives of a century ago? They reached all the way from Social...
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