Saturday, February 25, 2017

Literati Alert: A Few Very Interesting Articles

Frequently over on Vital Signs Blog, I post compilation lists of articles that I believe will be interesting, equipping, even inspiring to my friends who check in there. I've decided it's a tactic I should employ here at The Book Den as well, occasionally listing for you some of the more provocative articles about books, history, and the arts that I've recently come across.

Here is the first of those posts.

* “The Master Obituarist: William F. Buckley’s glorious tributes to the dearly departed raised eulogy to the level of art.” (Herbert W. Stupp, City Journal) — Being, in part a look at A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century, by William F. Buckley, Jr. and James Rosen, editor.

* “The Seduction of Benedict Arnold” (John Daniel Davidson, National Review) -- Being, in part, a look at Nathaniel Philbrick’s book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.

* “The revolutionary vision of Jane Austen: Is Austen’s popularity starting to undermine her stature?” (Gillian Dooley, Mercator)

* “George Washington’s God” (Mark D. Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism) — Being, in part, a look at Michael and Jana Novak’s book, Washington’s God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country.

* “Horrors of Waugh” (Violet Hudson, TLS)

* “The Very Drugged Nazis” (Antony Beevor, New York Review of Books) — Being, in part a look at Norman Ohler’s book, Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich.

* “The New Unworking Class” (Mona Charen, National Review) — Being, in part, a look at Nicholas Eberstadt’s book, Men Without Work.

* “How King Arthur became one of the most pervasive legends of all time: Brave, noble, kind -- everything that is missing from our modern world?” (Raluca Radulescu, Mercator)

* “On the trail of the Man in the Iron Mask” (David Coward, TLS)

* “After the exile: poetry and the death of culture” (Anthony Esolen, Mercator)