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Vol. XIV Number 4, Fall 2014

Table of Contents

From the Editor's Desk

Charles R. Kesler: 
Red Tide Rising

Correspondence

Essays

William Voegeli: 
Left, Right, and Human

Joseph Cropsey's "Conservatism and Liberalism" at 50.

Angelo M. Codevilla: 
While the Storm Clouds Gather*

Can we restore respect and secure peace, at home and abroad?

Algis Valiunas: 
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Orwell in the Orwellian Century

Even "the crystal spirit" had his blind spots.

Reviews of Books

Steven F. Hayward: 
Bridge to Nowhere

John J. Pitney, Jr.: 
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The Year of Living Dangerously

Jeremy Rabkin: 
This Means War

Christopher Caldwell: 
Twilight of Democracy

Michael M. Uhlmann: 
Appointed Tyrants

Rich Lowry: 
I Feel Your Pain

Allan H. Meltzer: 
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Too Much Hype Chasing Too Little Wisdom

Bradley C.S. Watson: 
Limiting Government, But Not Judges

John Eastman: 
Down to the Bare Wood

Allen C. Guelzo: 
The Logic of Liberty

Richard Brookhiser: 
Shaking Hands with Madison and Lincoln

Daniel DiSalvo: 
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Bright Lights, Big City

John Derbyshire: 
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Every Day in Every Way

Rupert Darwall: 
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The Greening of America

Lauren Weiner: 
Labor of Love

Bruce S. Thornton: 
A Mirror in Marble

Cheryl Miller: 
Reading Is Fundamental

Locus Classicus

Shadow Play

Martha Bayles: 
Tolstoy in Texas

Parthian Shot

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