The Work of Local Culture

The Work of Local Culture

Coming Home: Reclaiming America’s Conservative Soul by Ted V. McAllister and Bruce P. Frohnen Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 164+xxiv pages, $24. Reviewed by Richard M. Gamble In 1954, Russell Kirk, fresh on the heels of his Conservative Mind, published A Program...
‘All of time is cut in two’

‘All of time is cut in two’

And After All by Rhina P. Espaillat. Able Muse Press, 2019. Paperback, 130 pages, $20. Reviewed by Midge Goldberg “Without you,” Rhina Espaillat says, “all of time is cut in two.” The best poems in Espaillat’s new book, And After All, are about grief. Espaillat lost...
Natural Law in One Stop

Natural Law in One Stop

On the Law of Nature: A Demonstrative Method by Niels Hemmingsen. Translated and edited by E. J. Hutchinson with an introduction by E. J. Hutchinson and Korey D. Maas. CLP Academic, 2018. Hardcover, 252 pages, $30. Reviewed by W. Bradford Littlejohn If I...
The Great and Tolerable Empire

The Great and Tolerable Empire

Imperial Legacies: The British Empire Around the World by Jeremy Black Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 216 pages, $26. Reviewed by James Baresel When a book is advertised as a “wide-ranging and vigorous assault on political correctness” one can usually expect that...
The Education of Clarence Thomas

The Education of Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution by Myron Magnet. Encounter, 2019. Hardcover, 168 pages, $24. Reviewed by Peter Wood Clarence Thomas graduated cum laude from the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts in 1971 and received a J.D. from Yale University in 1974....
Language, Chance, and Science

Language, Chance, and Science

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language by John H. McWhorter. Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 208 pages, $20. Reviewed by Gene Callahan John H. McWhorter is a linguist at Columbia University, and a fascinating and sometimes...

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