Reviews of Books

Suicide of the West

Problems that Western Europe not only fails to solve, but even properly to recognize.

Faith-based Liberalism

Terrorism and the limits of liberalism.  

The Cost of Good Intentions

Global poverty and the lackluster results of foreign aid.

The $10,000 Solution?

A review of In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State, by Charles Murray

Amicus Brief

On friendship.

Giving Honor Its Due

Restoring honor in post-Vietnam America.

The Pettifoggery of War

Preemption in an age of terrorism and nuclear weapons.

In Search of a Public Philosophy

Nature and History in American political development.

Sage Advice

What would the Founders do?

A People's History of Reconstruction

A review of Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, by Eric Foner

The Prince and the Dandy

Defending classic men's wear against the whims of fashion.

What Hath God Wrought?

Christianity and the rise of Western civilization.

America's Game

What is it about Roberto Clemente that makes him an American hero?

Spinning Spinoza

Bringing the heretic back into the Jewish fold.

If Men Were Angels

People may hold religious traditions in common, bu democracies cannot defer to revelation.

Respecting Reagan

Ronald Reagan, a man of imagination.

Florid Balderdash

The takeover of literary theorists in the English departments of American universities.

We, the People

Reviewing what is quite possibly the best single volume on the Constitution since 1833.

Mystic Chords of Memory

The problem of misunderstanding Lincoln.

The Right Stuff

A review of American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia.

Beating Ploughshares into Swords

Ineffective government, Western philanthropy, and Africa's future.