Fragments of Shattered Empire

Fragments of Shattered Empire

Last Days in Old Europe: Trieste ’79, Vienna ’85, Prague ’89 By Richard Bassett. Allen Lane, 2019. Hardcover, 207 pages, $35. Reviewed by Kevin J. McNamara Empires demand histories as imperious as their subjects, but their aftermath, as this work by Richard Bassett...
More to Say on Slavery and the Constitution

More to Say on Slavery and the Constitution

No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding by Sean Wilentz. Harvard University Press, 2018. Hardcover, 368 pages, $27. Reviewed by Jason Ross The single most influential interpreter of the Convention that framed the Constitution is the...
Members of the Club

Members of the Club

The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age By Leo Damrosch. Yale University Press, 2019. Hardcover, 473 pages, $30. Reviewed by John C. Chalberg Better than a century ago G. K. Chesterton found much that was wrong with his world. In his...
An Invaluable Bit of Aquinas

An Invaluable Bit of Aquinas

The Human Person: A Beginner’s Thomistic Psychology by Steven J. Jensen. The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. Paperback, 296 pages, $35. Reviewed by Casey Chalk How would our society be different if all Americans had just a little bit of Thomas Aquinas?...
What We’re Reading, Summer 2019

What We’re Reading, Summer 2019

A baker’s dozen of Bookman contributors and friends share their summer reading plans. Bruce Frohnen This summer I will read some about the state of our republic, and some about the state of our souls. Of course, the two are related. I hope to learn more about their...

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