Volume IX, Number 2, Spring 2009
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: The New New Deal
William Voegeli: The Wilderness Years BeginDoes conservatism need to reinvent itself?
Daniel Walker Howe: The Ages of JacksonIs Andrew Jackson an American hero?
Carl J. Schramm: Up From PovertyThe mysteries of economic growth.
Robert J. Samuelson: What Caused the Financial Meltdown?Too much success bred failure.
Mark Helprin: The Disputed QuestionMark Helprin rebuts Peter Wehner's defense of the Bush Doctrine.
Reviews of Books
R. Shep Melnick: The Two Billion Dollar JudgeA review of http://www.amazon.com/Complex-Justice-Case-Missouri-Jenkins/dp/0807831395/claremontinst, by Joshua M. Dunn
Lawrence M. Mead: Econs and HumansA review of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
Robert R. Reilly: Thinking Like A TerroristA review of Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century; and The Mind of Jihad, by Laurent Murawiec
Victor Davis Hanson: The Ways and Means of WarA review of Castles, Battles, and Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History, by Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll
John Zvesper: Notes on the State of JeffersonA review of Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, by David Tucker
Richard Vedder: The Education MillA review of The Race between Education and Technology, by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz
Algis Valiunas: Highborn FoolsA review of Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1691-1709: Presented to the King; Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1710-1715: The Bastards Triumphant; and Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1715-1723: Fatal Weakness, by Duc de Saint-Simon, translated by Lucy Norton
Joseph Tartakovsky: Dead EndA review of Nothing to be Frightened Of, by Julian Barnes
Kenneth Minogue: The Iron LadyA review of There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters, by Claire Berlinski.
Robert M.S. McDonald: Light and LibertyA review of The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson, by Kevin J. Hayes
Andrew C. McCarthy: Riddle of the SandsA review of A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East, by Kenneth M. Pollack;
The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East , by Olivier Roy;
and Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East, by Gilles Kepel
Joseph M. Bessette: Hail to the ChiefA review of Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power, by Jeremy D. Bailey
Mark Helprin: First, Do No Harm
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