The Elon Musk of Botany Bay?

The Elon Musk of Botany Bay?

The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World By Toby Musgrave. Yale University Press, 2020. Hardcover, 357 pp., $35. Reviewed by Karl C. Schaffenburg In current usage “multifarious” refers to a thing that demonstrates...
On Goats, and What to Do

On Goats, and What to Do

How to Burn a Goat: Farming with the Philosophers By Scott H. Moore Baylor University Press, 2019. Hardcover, 224 pp., $29.95. Reviewed by Karl C. Schaffenburg In a brief volume of shorter meditations and several more extended essays, Scott H. Moore, a philosophy...
On Unity and Morale with Charles Martel

On Unity and Morale with Charles Martel

The Path of the Martyrs: Charles Martel, The Battle of Tours, and the Birth of Europe by Ed West. Sharpe Books, 2019. Paperback and Kindle, 108 pages, $6. Reviewed by Matthew M. Robare In October of 732 a Muslim army composed mostly of light cavalry headed north to...
Books in Little: A Certain Freedom

Books in Little: A Certain Freedom

Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis by Liesl Olson. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 392 pages, $35.   If you’ve ever wondered—and who hasn’t?—about what would happen if Mortimer Adler and Gertrude Stein met and talked about...

Books in Little: The Disaffected

The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality by Justin Gest. Oxford University Press, 2016. Paper, xiii + 249 pages, $24.95The past year or so has seen the appearance of quite a few books dealing with the white poor and the...

Books in Little: Philosophy for Life

On Life and Death by Cicero. Translated by John Davie. Oxford University Press, 2017. Paper, 261 pages, $17.The fresh hardcovers of such works as On Old Age on bookstore shelves indicate that Cicero is in vogue nowadays. Perhaps a statesman and philosopher who...

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