Orpheus Britannicus

Orpheus Britannicus

A New English Music: Composers and Folk Traditions in England’s Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century by Tim Rayborn. McFarland & Co., 2016. Paperback, 312 pages, $40. Reviewed by R. J. Stove When I come to England, I don’t claim England;...
A Desire to Win Well

A Desire to Win Well

American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals During the Revolutionary Era by Craig Bruce Smith. University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Hardcover, 384 pages, $35. Reviewed by Daniel N. Gullotta Recent historians have found little honorable about the American...
A Most Hospitable Benedict Option

A Most Hospitable Benedict Option

Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name by Leah Libresco. Ignatius, 2018. Paperback, 163 pages, $17. Reviewed by Gracy M. Olmstead Nobody was meant to be a loner. In the Garden of Eden, God said that it was “not good for...
Judging as Realpolitik

Judging as Realpolitik

The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons By Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover. Oxford University Press, 2017. Cloth, 296 pages, $28. Reviewed by Stephen B. Presser As the controversies surrounding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s second nominee...

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