Volume V, Number 1, Winter 2004
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: The Chief Justice and the Constitution
William Voegeli: The Endless PartyLiberalism has always been unwilling, and unable, to define itself.
Andrew E. Busch: Rolling RealignmentThe country is less divided today than in 2000.
William J. Bennett: Bush's MandateIt is moral, and it is mainstream.
Charles R. Kesler: Democracy and the Bush DoctrineExporting compassionate conservatism.
Reviews of Books
Jeremy Rabkin: The Lesser Evil is Not Good EnoughA review of The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror, by Michael Ignatieff
Gerard Alexander: Anti-anti-neoconservatismA review of America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order, by Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke
and Imperial Designs: Neoconservatism and the New Pax Americana, by Gary Dorrien
Herman Belz: A More Perfect UnionA review of Heir to the Fathers: John Quincy Adams and the Spirit of Constitutional Government, by Gary V. Wood
Benjamin Ginsberg: The Regime of Free SpeechA review of The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications, by Paul Starr
Jay Martin: The Last JeffersonianA review of Hawthorne: A Life, by Brenda Wineapple
James R. Stoner, Jr.: Counting Every VoteA review of Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876, by Roy Morris, Jr.
and Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876, by William H. Rehnquist
Arnold Beichman: The France of Jacques ChiracA review of The French Betrayal of America, by Kenneth R. Timmerman
John Zvesper: Mythical Friends, Meet Mythical EnemiesA review of Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America's Disastrous Relationship with France, by John J. Miller and Mark Molesky
Daniel J. Mahoney: Anti-anti-AmericanismA review of Anti-Americanism, by Jean-François Revel, translated from the French by Diarmid Cammell
Paul A. Rahe: Machiavelli at WarA review of Art of War, by Niccolò Machiavelli, translated, edited, and with a commentary by Christopher Lynch
Karl Walling: Our Interest Guided by Our JusticeA review of American Machiavelli: Alexander Hamilton and the Origins of U.S. Foreign Policy, by John Lamberton Harper
Mackubin Thomas Owens: Subjugation and ExterminationA review of Lincoln's War: The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief, by Geoffrey Perret
and Lincoln's Constitution, by Daniel Farber
Thomas A. Bruscino, Jr.: Cultures of WarA review of Battle: A History of Combat and Culture, by John A. Lynn
and Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, by Victor Davis Hanson
Joseph M. Bessette: Is God in the Details?A review of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, by Stephen M. Barr;
The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design, by William A. Dembski;
By Design: Science and the Search for God, by Larry Witham;
and Doubts about Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design, by Thomas Woodward
Christopher Levenick: Slouching Towards PluralismA review of The Transformation of American Religion: How We Actually Live our Faith, by Alan Wolfe;
Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal, by William R. Hutchison;
and Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited, by Charles Taylor
Scott Walter: Great ExpectationsA review of Letters to a Young Catholic, by George Weigel
Romanus Cessario: The Spirit's BreathA review of The Bible in English: Its History and Influence, by David Daniell
Paul A. Cantor: History PlaysA review of The Age of Shakespeare, by Frank Kermode
and Imagining Shakespeare, by Stephen Orgel
Mark Blitz: From the TopA review of The Music of the Republic: Essays on Socrates' Conversations and Plato's Writings, by Eva Brann
Catherine Zuckert: Plato's PoetryA review of Exiling the Poets: The Production of Censorship in Plato's Republic, by Ramona A. Naddaff
Ricardo J. Quinones: Les IntellectuelsA review of Camus and Satre: The Story of a Friendship and the Quarrel that Ended It, by Ronald Aronson
James Panero: Palestinian AuthorityA review of Humanism and Democratic Criticism, by Edward W. Said
Jean Bethke Elshtain: Practice Does Not Make PerfectA review of Democracy and Tradition, by Jeffrey Stout
Terrence O. Moore: Chivalry NowA review of The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry, by Brad Miner
Paul Johnson: Beauty BetrayedA review of The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art, by Roger Kimball
Cum Dignitate Otium
Harvey C. Mansfield: A More Demanding CurriculumReviving liberal education in a free society.