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The University Bookman . . .

. . . is a dear institutional friend of NR, of some 55 years. Founded by the late Russell Kirk, and currently edited by Gerald Russello, the Bookman remains an important and vibrant locus for intelligent conservative thought, where books that diagnose the modern age and support the renewal of culture and the common good are discussed and reviewed. For example, check out Ian Tuttle’s review of Arthur Melzer’s book, Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing. If you like brainy and good stuff, visit early and often.

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Ivy-League Schools Wither

A  number of liberal bastions are daily being hammered — especially the elite university and Silicon Valley. A Yale and a Stanford, or Facebook and Google, assume — for the most part rightly — that each is so loudly progressive that the public, federal and state regulators, and politicians would of ... Read More

Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.” Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He ... Read More

One More Profile of Beto, Because America Needs It

Somewhere in Texas, filed on the fly by a glossy-magazine correspondent, and totally not as a parody written by Jim Geraghty -- “It’s all about vision,” Beto O’Rourke tells me, standing tall upon the Texas prairie, or brush, or whatever this high hilltop area is supposed to be called. We’re watching the ... Read More