Volume VIII, Number 4, Fall 2008
Charles R. Kesler: The Audacity of Barack ObamaTaking the Democratic nominee seriously.
William Voegeli: Reforming Big GovernmentThe welfare state canít go on indefinitely, but it does.
James W. Ceaser: The Presidential Nomination MessEvery four years, it's a whole new ball gameówith different rules.
Paul A. Cantor: Is There Intelligent Life on Television?The small screen's new sophistication.
Reviews of Books
Jakub J. Grygiel: Georgia on My MindA review of The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West, by Edward Lucas
Edward Alexander: First, SurviveA review of Jews and Power , by Ruth R. Wisse
Steven Emerson: Eyes Wide OpenA review of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, by Andrew C. McCarthy
Gerard Alexander: Sirens of DavosA review of The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria
Douglas A. Jeffrey: Confused About ConservatismA review of White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement, by Allan J. Lichtman
and Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right, by Paul Edward Gottfried
John Derbyshire: When Worlds CollideA review of The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In, by Hugh Kennedy
and God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215, by David Levering Lewis
R. Shep Melnick: Raising the BarA review of The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law , by Stephen M. Teles
Cheryl Miller: Bad Little FictionsA review of House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family, by Paul Fisher
Jeremy Rabkin: Leafing Through Old BooksA review of The Social Contract in America: From the Revolution to the Present Age , by Mark Hulliung
Richard Samuelson: Political History for a Political NationA review of American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, by Joseph J. Ellis
and The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800 , by Jay Winik
James V. DeLong: Property Rights and the WebA review of The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It, by Jonathan Zittrain
Angelo M. Codevilla: Inside the BoxA review of Terror and Consent : The Wars for the Twenty-First Century, by Philip Bobbitt
Jean M. Yarbrough: Progressive Conservative?A review of Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness, by Joshua David Hawley
Benjamin Balint: In the BeginningA review of 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War, by Benny Morris
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