Volume III, Number 4, Fall 2003
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: Recalling Political Science
Mark Helprin: War in the Absence of Strategic ClarityMore than merely winning the war in Iraq, we needed to stun the Arab World.
Angelo M. Codevilla: Ends, Enemies, and FriendsVictory comes when enemies are identified correctly, then killed or cowed.
Harold W. Rood: The Long View: Democracy And Strategy In IraqDoes the Iraq war mark the end of the great conflicts of the 20th century, or the beginning of those of the 21st?
Reviews of Books
Steven F. Hayward: Hillary's MakeoverA review of Living History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton
and The Clinton Wars, by Sidney Blumenthal
Peter McNamara: Hamilton And The HistoriansA review of Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth, by Stephen F. Knott;
Alexander Hamilton: A Life, by Willard Sterne Randall;
and Hamilton: Writings, edited by Joanne B. Freeman
Leo Moniz: Being EarnestA review of Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World, by Jedediah Purdy
James W. Ceaser: Natural Rights And Natural HistoryA review of A Hideous Monster of the Mind: American Race Theory in the Early Republic, by Bruce Dain
Eric R. Claeys: Rehnquist's Court and the Living ConstitutionA review of The Rehnquist Court: Judicial Activism on the Right, edited by Herman Schwartz
and First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life, by Kenneth W. Starr
Joseph M. Bessette: Disarming AmericaA review of The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control is Wrong, by John R. Lott, Jr.
David Tucker: Extremists All!A review of The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right, by Daniel Levitas
John J. Pitney, Jr.: Crushing One's EnemiesA review of The Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto Musashi, translated by William Scott Wilson.
Allen C. Guelzo: Terrorist Or Madman?A review of John Brown: The Legend Revisited, by Merrill D. Peterson
Steven Menashi: The Word is NighA review of The Prophets: Who They Were, What They Are, by Norman Podhoretz
Paul Marshall: Reading Up on Islam17 recent books on Muslims and the Middle East
Susan Shell: A Readable KantA review of Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, by Immanuel Kant, edited and translated by Allen W. Wood
James V. Schall: Writing Straight With Crooked LinesA review of a The Courage to Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform, and the Future of the Church, by George Weigel
Christopher Flannery: Nothing to DeclareA review of America Declares Independence, by Alan Dershowitz
Gary Bauer: Unfinished TestamentA review of For a "Christian America": A History of the Religious Right, by Ruth Murray Brown
Michael P. Zuckert: Calling Liberalism's BluffA review of a Religion and Demise of Liberal Rationalism: The Foundational Crisis in the Separation of Church and State, by J. Judd Owen
Harvey C. Mansfield: The Christian SocratesA review of Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Dante and His Precursors, by Ernest L. Fortin
William A. Donohue: Uncivil LibertiesA review of a Taking Liberties: Four Decades in the Struggle for Rights, by Aryeh Neier
Thomas S. Hibbs: Angst, American StyleA review of Existential America, by George Cotkin
Ted V. McAllister: The Ideologue And The PragmatistA review of Principles and Heresies: Frank S. Meyer and the Shaping of the American Conservative Movement, by Kevin J. Smant
and James Burnham and the Struggle for the World: A Life, by Daniel Kelly
R. Shep Melnick: The Lonely ScoldA review of Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon, by Justin Martin
Daniel J. Mahoney: The War To End All PoliticsA review of a 14-18: Understanding the Great War, by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker, translated by Catherine Temerson
Patrick J. Garrity: Springtime in ParisA review of a Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, by Margaret McMillan
Michael S. Gazzaniga: The Limits Of FreedomA review of The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, by Steven Pinker
and Praise and Blame: Moral Realism and Its Applications, by Daniel N. Robinson
Larry Arnhart: Why Males RuleA review of King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership, by Arnold M. Ludwig
Jack Barlow: A Rake's ProgressA review of Gentleman Revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution, by Richard Brookhiser
Walter Berns: The Libertarian DodgeA review of a Free for All: Defending Liberty in America Today, by Wendy Kaminer
Mark Blitz: Life, Liberty, And The Defense of Human NatureA review of a Life Liberty & the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, by Leon R. Kass, M.D.
and The Future of Human Nature, by Jürgen Habermas
Christopher Buskirk: Winning One For The GipperA review of a Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency, by Peter J. Wallison
Cum Dignitate Otium
Nicholas Antongiavanni: Better Off BlindfoldedCasting a jaundiced eye at "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."
Gordon Lloyd: New Vintage, Same Sour GrapesA BBC documentary that misses the point of the American Revolution.
Ricardo J. Quinones: Michelangelo's CatechismPaul Barolsky views the Sistine Chapel afresh, in Michelangelo and the Finger of God.