Caesar Still Lives

Caesar Still Lives

E. J. Hutchinson Probably, when one hears the phrase “the classical tradition,” the first name that comes to mind is not “Iggy Pop.” And yet Iggy Pop, like Bob Dylan, has an avid interest in Roman antiquity and its genetic connection to contemporary life. This...
The Humaneness of the Historical Mind

The Humaneness of the Historical Mind

The Historical Mind: Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age edited by Justin D. Garrison and Ryan R. Holston SUNY Press, 2020. Hardcover, 320 pages, $95. Reviewed by Luke C. Sheahan The historical mind is not without its controversy. And for good reason. It...
De Gaulle’s Ambition for France

De Gaulle’s Ambition for France

A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle by Julian Jackson. Allen Lane, 2018 / Penguin 2019. Paperback, 928 pages, $30. Reviewed by Owen Edwards The summary of Julian Jackson’s reading of de Gaulle is the section title of Part Four of this monumental...
Progressing to Nowhere?

Progressing to Nowhere?

Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea by Bradley C. S. Watson. University of Notre Dame Press, 2020. Hardcover, 251 pages, $45. Reviewed by John C. Chalberg Just who were the original progressives of a century ago? They reached all the way from Social...
Translating Great Books

Translating Great Books

The Inklings, the Victorians, and the Moderns: Reconciling Tradition in the Modern Age by Christopher Butynskyi. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2020. Hardcover, 206 pages, $90. Reviewed by James A. Davenport Since Buckley, it has often been said of...
Lines of Descent

Lines of Descent

Old House of Fear: A Novel by Russell Kirk, introduction by James Panero. Criterion Books, [1961] 2019. Paperback, 264 pages, $19. Reviewed by Jeremy Seaton Russell Kirk’s Old House of Fear recounts Hugh Logan’s trip from Michigan to Carnglass, a scarcely known island...

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