Volume VII, Number 1, Winter 2006
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: After the Thumping
Steven F. Hayward: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon WoodReassessing liberalism’s favorite historian.
Paul A. Cantor: Playwright of the GlobeShakespeare tried to understand the world, and now the world tries to understand him.
Hadley Arkes: The Constitution and Mr. BushWhy the president cannot leave constitutional interpretation to the courts.
Steven F. Hayward: R.I.P.: Leonard W. LevySteven F. Hayward remembers a great Claremont teacher and scholar.
Bradley C. S. Watson: Books in Brief
Reviews of Books
Michael Barone: Counting Your BlessingsA review of Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition, edited by Susan B. Carter, Scott Sigmund Gartner, Michael R. Haines, Alan L. Olmstead, Richard Sutch, and Gavin Wright
Michael P. Zuckert: Just ExamplesA review of Natural Law, Laws of Nature, Natural Rights: Continuity and Discontinuity in the History of Ideas, by Francis Oakley
Scott Yenor: A New Deal for RooseveltA review of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, by Jonathan Alter
Fred Siegel: Silver-Tongued DemocratA review of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, by Michael Kazin
Glen E. Thurow: God of BattlesA review of Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War and The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, by Mark A. Noll
John O'Sullivan: Dateline—GreenelandA review of The Foreign Correspondent: A Novel, by Alan Furst
Christopher Levenick: Like a Mighty WindA review of Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis, by Jimmy Carter;
The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right, by Michael Lerner;
Why the Christian Right Is Wrong: A Minister's Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, Your Future, by Robin Meyers;
The Hijacking of Jesus: How the Religious Right Distorts Christianity and Promotes Prejudice and Hate, by Dan Wakefield;
and God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, by Jim Wallis
Christopher Hitchens: Theater of WarA review of The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina, by Frank Rich
Joseph M. Knippenberg: The Buck Stopped HereA review of The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism, by Elizabeth Edwards Spalding
Ken I. Kersch: Supreme WitA review of Antonin Scalia's Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition, by Ralph A. Rossum
John Derbyshire: The Mad, the Grim, and the SotA review of Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire, by Caroline Finkel
Patrick Chamorel: L'AméricainA review of Testimony: France in the Twenty-first Century, by Nicolas Sarkozy
Angelo M. Codevilla: Strategically ChallengedA review of State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, by Bob Woodward
James W. Ceaser: Looking BackwardA review of Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates Over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic , by Alan Gibson
Nicholas Capaldi: Classical LiberalA review of Reforming Liberalism: J.S. Mill's Use of Ancient, Religious, Liberal, and Romantic Moralities, by Robert Devigne
Thomas A. Bruscino, Jr.: No Soldier Left BehindA review of Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation, by Suzanne Mettler
Richard Brookhiser: Hacks AmericanaA review of Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism, by Eric Burns
Gerard Alexander: Blame America FirstA review of America Against the World: How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked, by Julia E. Sweig
Joseph Tartakovsky: Ungrateful VolcanoA review of The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq, by Fouad Ajami
Eva Brann: The Appreciative ModeA review of The Moral Imagination: From Edmund Burke to Lionel Trilling, by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Martha Bayles: Reel QueensThe Queen and Marie Antoinette ask whether the modern world can understand monarchy anymore.
Mark Helprin: The Literary Tenor of the Times