These Roman Things

These Roman Things

David Jones and Rome: Reimagining the Decline of Western Civilization by Jasmine Hunter Evans. Oxford University Press, 2022. Hardcover, 432 pages, $115. Reviewed by Adam Schwartz. In 1964, poet-painter David Jones lamented changes underway in the Roman Catholic...
All That’s Left is This Foundation Stone

All That’s Left is This Foundation Stone

The Commonwealth: Poems By Dan Rattelle. Little Gidding Press, 2022. Paperback, 34 pages, $9.99. Reviewed by Joshua Hren. Wordsworth’s complaint in the Lyrical Ballads Preface (1800) might well have been written last Tuesday at 2:00 a.m. (lost already among too many...
Where Conservatives Converse

Where Conservatives Converse

Conversations on Conservatism: Speeches from the Philadelphia Society Edited by Marcus Witcher, Blake Ball, and Kevin Hughes. American Institute for Economic Research, 2021. Paperback, 374 pages, $18.00. Reviewed by Gregory L. Schneider. The Philadelphia Society. What...
On the Need for Property and Virtue

On the Need for Property and Virtue

Plutocratic Socialism: The Future of Private Property and the Fate of the Middle Class. Mark T. Mitchell. Front Porch Republic Books, 2022. Paperback, 180 pages, $23. Reviewed by Michael P. Federici. Every age eventually faces the challenge of what in recent times has...
Talking Race: Community Over Conflict

Talking Race: Community Over Conflict

All One in Christ: A Catholic Critique of Racism and Critical Race Theory By Edward Feser. Ignatius Press, 2022. Paperback, 163 pages, $17.95. Reviewed by William H. Rooney. In All One in Christ: A Catholic Critique of Racism and Critical Race Theory, philosopher...
Sexuality and Gender: Returning to the Sources

Sexuality and Gender: Returning to the Sources

Origen’s Revenge: The Greek and Hebrew Roots of Christian Thinking on Male and Female By Brian Patrick Mitchell. Pickwick Publications, 2021. Hardcover, 280 pages, $49.00. Reviewed by Father Lawrence Farley. Once in a very long while one finds a volume that checks...
Unlikely Centers of Cultural Change

Unlikely Centers of Cultural Change

Coffeehouse Culture in the Atlantic World, 1650-1789 by E. Wesley Reynolds III. Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. Cloth, 264 pages, $115.00. Reviewed by James E. Person Jr. Near the end of his life, Thomas Jefferson famously referred to coffee as “the favorite drink of the...
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