Volume VII, Number 2, Spring 2007
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: Bring Back the Constitution
William Voegeli: Oh, What A Tangled WebbDemocrats want to love the senator's problematic populism.
Harvey C. Mansfield: The Case for the Strong ExecutiveNow is not the time to fear the imperial presidency.
Algis Valiunas: Encountering IslamWestern travelers in the Muslim world.
Douglas A. Jeffrey: Larry McMurtry and the American WestA novelist who chronicles strong lives, despite himself.
Steven F. Hayward: Books in Brief
Reviews of Books
Theodore Dalrymple: The Gelded AgeA review of America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, by Mark Steyn
Jonah Goldberg: The Enemy of My Enemy is My FriendA review of The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, by Dinesh D'Souza
Michael M. Uhlmann: A Tell-All with Nothing to TellA review of The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege, by Damon Linker
Jakub J. Grygiel: Empire and Its DiscontentsA review of The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain, by Nicholas B. Dirks;
The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the Politics of Empire, by Harold James;
and Among Empires: American Ascendancy and Its Predecessors, by Charles S. Maier
Richard Vedder: Made in AmericaA review of Blessed Among Nations: How the World Made America, by Eric Rauchway
Peter C. Myers: Up from VictimhoodA review of Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It, by Juan Williams;
Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America, by John McWhorter;
and White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era, by Shelby Steele
Victor Davis Hanson: Church MilitantA review of God's War: A New History of the Crusades, by Christopher Tyerman
Ronald Cluett: Alexander in AfghanistanA review of The Afghan Campaign: A novel, by Steven Pressfield
Jeremy Rabkin: Forging a NationA review of Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War, by Nicholas Onuf and Peter S. Onuf
Ramesh Ponnuru: Unnatural ActsA review of Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life, by Lee M. Silver
Svetozar Minkov: Philosophy and RevelationA review of Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem , by Heinrich Meier, translated by Marcus Brainard
Bruce S. Thornton: Cultivated TasteA review of The Georgics of Virgil: Bilingual Edition and Virgil's Georgics, translated by Janet Lembke
Colin Dueck: Arms and the ManA review of War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today, by Max Boot
and Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy, by Frederick W. Kagan
Thomas R. Martin: From Polis to ImperiumA review of The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian, by Robin Lane Fox
Patrick J. Garrity: New World OrderA review of Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World, from it's Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, by Robert Kagan
Steven J. Lenzner: Guide for the PerplexedLeo Strauss: An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy, by Thomas Pangle, Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism, by Steven B. Smith and The Truth about Leo Strauss: Political Philosophy and American Democracy, by Catherine and Michael Zuckert
Mark Helprin: China as a Rising Nuclear Power