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Reviewing Books that Build Culture

Imprisoned by the Internet

“…James’s volume is an accessible invitation to consider the possibility that the internet as such—wholly apart from any particular content—is forming people in essentially malign ways.”

An Unsettling Sense of Justice

“…Mendenhall composes a compelling story highlighting the gray gaps where the law has not the acuity to locate justice…”

JP O’Malley Interviews Author Thomas Harding

“The numerous books that George Weidenfeld helped publish ‘transformed western culture and have stood the test of time…'”

Imprisoned by the Internet

Imprisoned by the Internet

“…James’s volume is an accessible invitation to consider the possibility that the internet as such—wholly apart from any particular content—is forming people in essentially malign ways.”

The U.S. Constitution and Slavery 

The U.S. Constitution and Slavery 

“…these works by Gilhooley and Watkins might be better framed not simply as critiques of the Philadelphia Constitution or of the original intent of its framers, but as critiques of the American experiment with popular constitutionalism itself.”

Draining the Swamp

Draining the Swamp

“What can be easily detected in these pages is Bernhardt’s skepticism, doubts, and concerns about the role of experts and expertise within the administrative state.”

After Liberalism…Faith?

After Liberalism…Faith?

“[Gray’s] newest book highlights the nature of the work right in the sub-title: ‘Thoughts after Liberalism.’ This is not an argument that liberalism has failed… or a program for what should come after liberalism… or a philosophical critique of liberalism… Instead, it is as though the reader has been invited to eavesdrop on Gray’s inner dialogues as he mulls over a post-liberal world.”

A Wild Ride Characterized by Potholes

A Wild Ride Characterized by Potholes

“Jesus in the Minnows places a firm coda on the Catholic beat phenomenon: firmly ensconcing what was good within it, while also reflectively revealing the unattractiveness of the hedonism from which the Lord led its members.”

The Book Gallery

A collection of conversations with Bookman editor Luke C. Sheahan and writers and authors of imagination and erudition.

We're off and running with a new Chesterton-Kirk lecture series in the Detroit area. The inimitable Dale Ahlquist of the @chestertonsoc headlined tonight's talk, "The Starry Pinnacle of the Commonplace: How to Restore the Normal to an Abnormal World." Sanity prevailed in Detroit.

Join UB Religion Editor @DavidGBonaguraJ and others tomorrow for a discussion on "Christopher Dawson and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition." Register here for this online event hosted by the Chesterton Institute:

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