The University Bookman
Reviewing Books that Build Culture
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Bruce Frohnen reviews Philip Hamburger’s new book on American fear of authority and the neutering of nonprofits.
Frank Freeman finds compelling reading the new and more accessible abridged edition of Portraits of Wittgenstein.
Daniel James Sundahl reviews a history of the American Battle Monuments Commission first established at the end of World War I.
Joseph Bottum and Justin L. Blessinger help us put 2018 into perspective with a look back on the turmoil of 1968, when victory began wearing the death mask of defeat.
Carl Rollyson reviews a new and ploddingly authoritative biography of William Penn’s very quirky life.
Joshua Tait looks back on the life and questionable legacy of political theorist Willmoore Kendall.
Ben Lockerd reviews a new scholarly treatment of Arthurian motifs in the thought and writings of the Inklings.
Father Schall looks at a historical essay from Hilaire Belloc on lessons from the civilized conversation of King St. Louis.
Elizabeth Bittner reviews Michael Walsh’s Fiery Angel on the West’s loss of confidence in its own narrative.