National Review has just published "A School for Eternity," my account of Alan Jacobs' important new book, The Year of Our Lord 1943. I could not say all there was to say about this book in a short review, but I do believe I said enough to explain why, as a tract for our times, it demands serious attention.
Bradley Birzer's review of the book in The American Conservative takes up some of the peculiarities of the volume that merit further discussion and also (very appropriately) considers the continuation of the Christian Humanist tradition after the War in the work of such figures as Russell Kirk. Birzer and I have been thinking along similar lines; my review essay on Kirk's letters will be published later this month, as will an essay on Hilaire Belloc's The Servile State.
Click the photograph of Jacobs' favorite Christian Humanist to read the review.
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