Volume VI, Number 4, Fall 2006
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: Our Predicament
Mark Helprin: The War in LebanonWhy Israel won this battle, but greater ones lie ahead.
Larry P. Arnn: Why the GOP is Flunking Higher EducationThe Republicans risk turning America's universities into a federally-funded no-truth zone.
William Voegeli: The Era of Big Ideas is OverWill liberals embrace a future of ad hocery?
Peter W. Schramm: Born American, But in the Wrong PlaceA personal reflection on the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.
John Rosenthal: The Road to Condemning GuantanamoThe Nazis, moral equivalence, and the U.N. Guantanamo report.
Barry Rubin: The Rise and Decline of al-QaedaHow al-Qaeda, once a pioneer among Islamists, has become outmoded.
Andrew E. Busch: Books in Brief
Reviews of Books
Theodore Dalrymple: Suicide of the WestReviews of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within, by Bruce Bawer;
Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis Is America's, Too, by Claire Berlinski;
and Londonistan, by Melanie Phillips
Richard Samuelson: Faith-based LiberalismA review of The Good Fight: Why Liberalsand Only LiberalsCan Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, by Peter Beinart
Gerard Alexander: The Cost of Good IntentionsA review of The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, by William Easterly
R. Shep Melnick: The $10,000 Solution?A review of In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State, by Charles Murray
William F. Buckley, Jr.: Amicus BriefA review of Friendship: An Exposť, by Joseph Epstein
Mark Blitz: Giving Honor Its DueA review of Honor: A History, by James Bowman
John Yoo: The Pettifoggery of WarA review of Preemption: A Knife that Cuts Both Ways by Alan M. Dershowitz
Daniel Walker Howe: In Search of a Public PhilosophyA review of Nature and History in American Political Development: A Debate, by James W. Ceaser, with responses by Jack N. Rakove, Nancy L. Rosenblum, and Rogers M. Smith
Forrest McDonald: Sage AdviceA review of What Would the Founders Do? Our Questions, Their Answers, by Richard Brookhiser
Jean Edward Smith: A People's History of ReconstructionA review of Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, by Eric Foner
Justin Shubow: The Prince and the DandyA review of The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style, by Nicholas Antongiavanni
Robert Royal: What Hath God Wrought?A review of The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success, by Rodney Stark
Patrick J. Garrity: Americas' GameA review of Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, by David Maraniss
Benjamin Balint: Spinning SpinozaA review of Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity by Rebecca Goldstein
Katherine Auspitz: If Men Were AngelsA review of Earthly Powers: The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War, by Michael Burleigh
Robert M. Collins: Respecting ReaganA review of President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination, by Richard Reeves
Barton Swaim: Florid BalderdashA review of The Scholar's Art: Literary Studies in a Managed World, by Jerome McGann
Stephen B. Presser: We, the PeopleA review of America's Constitution: A Biography, by Akhil Reed Amar
Diana Schaub: Mystic Chords of MemoryA review of Lincoln's American Dream: Clashing Political Perspectives, edited by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Joseph R. Fornieri
Elihu Grant: The Right StuffA review of American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, edited by Bruce Frohnen, Jeremy Beer, and Jeffrey O. Nelson
Charles Geshekter: Beating Ploughshares into SwordsA review of The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair, by Martin Meredith
Martha Bayles: Birth of a BlockbusterAn inside look at Dan Brown's new novel.
Mark Helprin: The Worst Generation Faces the Greatest Peril