Volume II, Number 2, Winter 2002
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: Our Friend Tom
Thomas B. Silver: Why Conservatives Lost the War of IdeasThe lingering consequences of Progressivism—for the country and for the Right. An exclusive first look at Tom Silver's final book
David Tucker: Terrorism and the Imperial StruggleThe next stage in the anti-colonial fight.
Victor Davis Hanson: Ferocious Warmakers: How Democracies Win WarsDon't underestimate the spirit of freedom in the citizen-soldier, ancient and modern.
Angelo M. Codevilla: Victory Watch I: Are We Winning Yet?An ongoing assessment of the War on Terrorism.
Reviews of Books
Charles R. Kesler: The Genteel Decline of America's First DynastyA review of America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918, by Richard Brookhiser
C. Bradley Thompson: John AdamsA review of John Adams, by David McCullough
Richard Samuelson: John Quincy AdamsA review of John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life, by Paul C. Nagel;
John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union, by James E. Lewis;
John Quincy Adams, by Lynn H. Parsons;
and Arguing About Slavery: John Quincy Adams and the Great Battle in the United States Congress, by William Lee Miller
Christopher Flannery: Henry AdamsA review of Improvement of the World, A Biography of Henry Adams: His Last Life, 1891-1918, by Edward Chalfant
and Henry Adams: The Historian as Political Theorist, by James P. Young
Steven F. Hayward: A Premature Post-Mortem for LiberalismA review of The Strange Death of American Liberalism, by H.W. Brands
Martha Bayles: Top of the World, Skipper!A review of Gilligan Unbound: Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization, by Paul A. Cantor
James Seaton: Delighting in the Great BooksA review of Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education, by Jeffrey Hart
John J. Pitney, Jr.: A Bad Case for Big GovernmentA review of What Government Can Do: Dealing With Poverty and Inequality, by Benjamin I. Page and James R. Simmons
Ken Masugi: Books in Brief
Cum Dignitate Otium
Ken Masugi: Reason and Revelation at the Movies"Black Hawk Down," directed by Ridley Scott; "A Beautiful Mind," directed by Ron Howard; "The Man Who Wasn't There," directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen.
Bradley C. S. Watson: Up in SmokeDefending the last undefended vice.