A Postmodern Prophet?

A Postmodern Prophet?

Myth, Meaning, and Antifragile Individualism: On the Ideas of Jordan Peterson By Marc Champagne. Societas, 2020. Paperback, 200 pages, $29. Reviewed by Nate Hochman It is impossible to understand Jordan Peterson’s incredible popularity without first understanding the...
The Sinai Revolution and American Ordered Liberty

The Sinai Revolution and American Ordered Liberty

The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai’s Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom By Os Guinness. InterVarsity Press, 2021. Hardcover, 288 pages, $25. Reviewed by Casey Chalk Conservatives are by default skeptical of revolutions. British statesman Edmund Burke in his...
The Girl of Slender Meanings

The Girl of Slender Meanings

Muriel Spark’s Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form by James Bailey. University of Edinburgh Press, 2021. Hardback, 224 pages, $100. Reviewed by Asher Gelzer-Govatos Reading critical approaches to a favorite author can be an exercise in futile...
Women’s Good News

Women’s Good News

The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today By Shannon Bream. Broadside Books, 2021. Hardcover, 256 pages, $26. Reviewed by Annmarie McLaughlin It’s not every day that a major news organization promotes a book entirely about...
Town Politics

Town Politics

Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity By Charles L. Marohn Jr. Wiley, 2019. Hardcover, 256 pages, $25. Reviewed by Matthew Robare Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity is an amazing achievement by Charles L....
Magpies, Verbal Jugglers, and True Liberty

Magpies, Verbal Jugglers, and True Liberty

The Metalogicon: A Twelfth-Century Defense of the Verbal and Logical Arts of the Trivium by John of Salisbury, translated by Daniel McGarry Paul Dry Books, 2009. Paperback, 305 pages, $22.95. Reviewed by Jared Zimmerer In an age of relativism and scientific...
Breaking the Crockery

Breaking the Crockery

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. Hardcover, 857 pages $35. Reviewed by Andrew Bacevich Let us dispose of the superlatives first: In terms of both style and substance, The Free World represents an...
Breaking the Leaf-Mould

Breaking the Leaf-Mould

Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages by Holly Ordway. Word on Fire Academic, 2021. Hardcover, 382 pages, $24. Reviewed by John Tuttle Holly Ordway’s engrossing volume Tolkien’s Modern Reading is significant in its own right, but it also marks...
Discerning the Real

Discerning the Real

The Politics of the Real: The Church Between Liberalism and Integralism by D. C. Schindler. New Polity Press, 2021. Hardcover, 349 pages, $45. Reviewed by John Ehrett D. C. Schindler’s new volume The Politics of the Real is one of the most stimulating works of...
Ireland Since the Famine: An Appreciation

Ireland Since the Famine: An Appreciation

Ireland Since the Famine: 1850 to the Present by F. S. L. Lyons. Fontana Press, [1971] 1985. Paperback, 880 pages. Reviewed by John Rossi Fifty years ago, a book appeared that refined the writing and understanding of modern Irish history. F. S. L. Lyons’s...
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