Table of Contents



  • Retelling the Story of Reason
  • Sticking to the Old Ways: Montaigne and Sacred Tradition
  • The Tocqueville Problem and the Nature of American Conservatism
  • A Bright and Shining Cave: Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind Twenty-five Years Later


  • Make Culture War No More James Davison Hunter’s To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World
  • The Exhilaration and Threat of Liquid Times
    Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty
  • The Paranoid Style in Academic Politics Seven Years Later
    Anne Norton’s Leo Strauss and the
    Politics of American Empire
  • From Lancelot to Lapper: The Decline and Fall of Western Honor Culture
    James Bowman’s Honor: A History