New Books, 9/5/18

The spread of devotion to Our Lady of Loreto.

The Reformation and the illiberal roots of liberalism.

A biography of Eric Hobsbawm.

Anthony Grafton’s book on forgery, reissued.

Catholicism and the making of European phenomenology.

A biography of Chaucer.

Converts from Islam in the reign of King Saint Louis IX.

The life of Saint Patrick, patron of Ireland.

The city-state of Boston, 1630-1865.

The reception of C.S. Lewis in Britain and America.

The place of the classics in medieval education.

Antonin Scalia’s reflections on faith.

A history of southeastern Europe.

George Scialabba’s newest collection of essays.

A mystery novel, “Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day”.

Joshua Cohen’s new collection of essays.

The William H. Gass Reader.

Essays by Meghan O’Gieblyn.

How old is the Hebrew Bible?

Kathryn Tanner’s new book Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism “promises to be one of the most important theological books in recent years.”

Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed, in paperback.

Adam Kirsch’s new collection of essays.

A biography of Henrik Ibsen.

Judith Shklar’s lectures on political obligation.

James J. O’Donnell’s new translation of the Gallic Wars.

Cass Sunstein’s new book on freedom.

Michael Pakaluk’s new translation of and commentary on Mark’s gospel.

A seventeenth-century biography of an Ethopian woman (and saint!).

Bernie Sanders: what is to be done?

Alfred Loisy and modern biblical studies.

Fr. Schall’s guide to the liturgical year.

A massive biography of Benedict XVI.

Catholics and anti-Catholicism in Chosŏn Korea.

Why nationalism?


A Reading List For “Integralism”

What is “Integralism”? Put the word aside. What kind of society does it describe? Hopefully this list will help scratch the surface for interested readers who are new to the topic and want to know. The order of the list is intentional. It is not exhaustive and not sufficient, but I hope it is at least useful.

  1. Integralism in Three Sentences, Pater Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist.
  2. Liberty and Social Order, Dr. William Marshner
  3. Letter to Yourselves, L. Brent Bozell, Jr. (beginning at §II)
  4. Politique d’Abord, Dr. William Marshner
  5. The Confessional Tribe, L. Brent Bozell, Jr.
  6. The Good, the Highest Good, and the Common Good, Pater Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist.
  7. Effectus Odit Quorum Amat Causas, Dr. William Marshner
  8. Integralism and Gelasian Dyarchy, Pater Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist.
  9. Duties of the Catholic State in Regard to Religion, Cardinal Ottaviani

New Books, 7/6/2018

Selected journalism of Anthony Burgess.

Tucker Carlson says our ruling class is made up of incompetent liberal fools.

Collected essays of Camille Paglia.

Collected essays and lectures of Alfred Brendel.

Huizinga’s Waning of the Middle Ages and Course of Civilizations reissued.

Thomas Molnar’s classic Church and State.

Emily Dickinson’s recipe for black cake.

A study of the birth of Latin literature.

A literary history of the Arabian Nights.

The life of Herman Hesse.

Donna Zuckerberg has written “a disturbing exposé of how today’s alt-right men’s groups use ancient sources to promote a new brand of toxic masculinity online”.

New Books, 7/4/2018

Jesuits and Matriarchs: Domestic Worship in Early Modern China.

John Julius Norwich’s last book, on France.

The death of the New York City Opera, by the WSJ opera critic.

Viking wars in Britain.

The invention of rare books.

Trotsky’s anti-Leninist writings.

Another Sloterdijk critique.

The transformation of the American economy to temp work.

A biography of Henry Clay.

Michael Palin, the Python, has written a book about the Erebus — a ship used to sail to the Antarctic, and to search for the Holy Grail.

Another Python, Eric Idle, has written a memoir.

Lectures and a long-awaited book from Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Prison letters of Nelson Mandela.

Aquinas on emotion’s participation in reason.

The last volume of Remi Brague’s trilogy, in English.

The history of New York City’s water supply.

Analogy after Aquinas.

An author retraces Patrick Leigh Fermor’s trek to Constantinople.

A giant biography of De Gaulle.

A history with colorized photographs.

“How Fascism Works”.

Jesse Norman MP’s new biography of Adam Smith.

The “limits of liberalism”.

A new history of western philosophy.

New Books, 6/23/18

Mary Beard’s new book on art.

A biography of Aethelflaed in paperback.

Verso is amusingly republishing the works of the communist historian of the 17th century, Christopher Hill.

Eamon Duffy’s new book of essays, said to be a follow-up to his Stripping of the Altars.

Histories of the African Middle Ages.

The Third Reich and the fall of Rome.

The king Ashurbanipal.

The Codices Boturini, Azcatitlan, and Aubin.

The Codex Mexicanus.

The history of the future in Colonial Mexico.

The sayings of the Church Fathers on the Four Last Things.

Alfred Loisy and modern Biblical studies.

Jesus and the Jewish roots of Mary.

Paul Griffiths, whom many respect.

Thomistic commentator John Capreolus in paperback.

Rood screens.

A new history of the late antique Middle East, by one of Peter Brown’s students.