Reviews of Books

Bridge to Nowhere

A review of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein ...

The Year of Living Dangerously

A review of Resilient America: Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Governm ...

This Means War

A review of Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law,

Twilight of Democracy

A senior fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Francis Fukuyama has lately been speaking ill of democracy to readers unused to hearing it spoken ill of.

Appointed Tyrants

Philip Hamburger, the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor at Columbia Law School, is a master surveyor of legal history who clearly likes to rummage about in old English and early American legal vaults.

I Feel Your Pain

The trump card of liberalism is always compassion. Whether it’s in a dorm room or on the Senate floor, in any debate the presumption is that liberals self-evidently care about people and their opponents do not.

Too Much Hype Chasing Too Little Wisdom

A review of Capital in the Twnety-First Century, by Thomas Piketty In Capital in the Twenty-F ...

Limiting Government, But Not Judges

In his new book, The Classical Liberal Constitution, Richard Epstein seeks to present a “distinctive synthesis” of constitutional law that is neither progressive nor conservative.

Down to the Bare Wood

Understanding Clarence Thomas is Ralph Rossum’s second study of the jurisprudence of “originalist” Justices on the Supreme Court. It will have to be next to his last, until there are some changes on the Court.

The Logic of Liberty

A review of The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation, by David Brion Davis  David ...

Shaking Hands with Madison and Lincoln

A review of Confronting Slavery: Edward Coles and the Rise of Antislavery Politics in Nineteenth-Cen ...

Bright Lights, Big City

A review of Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics, by Terry Golway ...

Every Day in Every Way

A review of Unleashing the Second American Century: Four Forces for Economic Dominance, by Joel Kurt ...

The Greening of America

A review of A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism, by Patrick Allitt In J ...

Labor of Love

A review of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, by Jennifer Senior It only se ...

A Mirror in Marble

A review of The Parthenon Enigma, by Joan Breton Connelly  For 25 centuries the Parthenon ...

Reading Is Fundamental

A review of Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books, by Wendy Lesser Wendy Lesser’s Why ...