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A Desperate Man: A Novel, by Claes Ryn (Athena Books, 2014) What ought a man be willing to do to save his country from corruption and ruin? Die? Subvert the ruling order?...
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See Naples: A Memoir of Love, Peace, and War in Italy, by Douglas Allanbrook, A Peter Davison Book, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York and Boston, 1995, 269 pp.
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Last month, I was fortunate enough to once again work at the Kansas City Catholic Homeschool Conference.  As I was setting up my table, a couple sat down at the table next to mine and began...
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I didn’t have to be here, I reflected, as I watched the bandit emerge from the jungle at the far end of the bridge. I could be at home—or, what was home for the...
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As a graduate of St. John’s College, Annapolis (Master of Arts, 2013), I am proud be associated with a college that is home to such a national treasure as Eva Brann. Whimsical yet...
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Teach us to understand the sinfulness of our own Hearts, and bring to our knowledge every fault of Temper and every evil Habit in which we have indulged to the discomfort of our fellow-creatures, and...
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In a critical moment in the plot of Stephen King’s It: A Novel, the protagonist finds himself distraught over a grade his creative writing teacher has given him for what he considered a...
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That contemporary politics leaves little room for so broad and imaginative an account of politics as Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s is evidence of what he, following his friend the...
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One of the mysteries of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is the character of Tom Bombadil. Who is this odd, hill-leaping, silly-song-singing, farmer in the dell? Is this cavorting, yellow-booted bumpkin a darling that...
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"I should like to record my own love and my children's love of E.A. Wyke-Smith's Marvellous Land of Snergs," reads an endorsement on the cover of that book. The endorser is J.R.R. Tolkien, and...
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On November 17, 1979, two months after I had turned twelve, I stupidly sneaked out of my bedroom and quietly crept down the stairs. From that vantage point, I watched a bit of Stephen King’s Salem’s...
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Ever since I arrived at Cambridge as a student in 1964 and encountered a tribe of full-grown women wearing puffed sleeves, clutching teddies, and babbling excitedly about the doings of hobbits, it has been my nightmare...
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Whatever Happened to Manhood? A Return to Biblical Manhood, by Wayne Braudrick (Lampion Press, 2015) The war against boys has been going on for several decades now, and it is...
Russell Kirk

The Imaginative Conservative is pleased to announce its 2015 Book of the Year: Bradley J. Birzer's Russell Kirk: American Conservative. This is the first in what will be an annual recognition given by the editors of The Imaginative Conservative to the...