Volume IX, Number 1, Winter 2008
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: The New Patriotism
William Voegeli: The Roots of Liberal CondescensionOrdinary Americans deserve some respect.
Barry Latzer: The Great Black HopeAt last, some good news about race and crime.
Andrew E. Busch: Is Health Care a Right?Why the answer is crucial to the coming debate.
Steven F. Hayward: All the Leaves are BrownToday's environmentalists see no hope for man—or nature.
Reviews of Books
Abigail Thernstrom: Getting Beyond RaceA review of The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse, by Richard Thompson Ford;
<Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal (Vintage), by Randall Kennedy;
and A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win, by Shelby Steele
John R. Graham: The Right PrescriptionA review of Code Red: An Economist Explains How to Revive the Healthcare System without Destroying It, by David Dranove
and Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform, by George P. Schultz and John B. Shoven
Carnes Lord: ...And We're Here to Help YouA review of The Warping of Government Work, by John D. Donahue
and A Government Ill Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It, by Paul C. Light
Robert F. Nagel: Voting Rights and WrongsA review of Deconstructing the Republic: Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, and the Founders' Republicanism Reconsidered, by Anthony A. Peacock
Dorothea Israel Wolfson: Growing Up FastA review of Freedom’s Orphans: Contemporary Liberalism and the Fate of American Children, by David L. Tubbs
James Hankins: Republic of DevilsA review of Against Throne and Altar: Machiavelli and Political Theory Under the English Republic, by Paul A. Rahe
Michael Barone: Kicking Nixon AroundA review of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, by Rick Perlstein
Lincoln Bicentennial, 1809-2009
Christopher Flannery: O Captain! My Captain!
Diana Schaub: The Great Debate
Mackubin Thomas Owens: Commander-in-Chief
Peter W. Schramm: Douglass and Lincoln
John C. Briggs: Steeped in Shakespeare
Martha Bayles: Unfinished Work
Bruce S. Thornton: Clever, Enduring Odysseus
Mark Helprin: Decision in the West
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