Volume XI, Numbers 1 & 2, Winter/Spring 2010/11
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: A Decade of CRB
William Voegeli: The Tao of JerryMr. Brown goes to Sacramento...again.
Hadley Arkes: The Mirage of Enumerated PowersLimited government rests ultimately on moral reasoning.
Mark Helprin: Thinking About the Unthinkable, AgainReductions in nuclear arms make America less safe.
Thomas D. Klingenstein: A Golf StoryWhat a round of golf reveals about today's higher education.
Diana Schaub: “Unfriending” FriendshipWhat we’ve lost in the age of Facebook.
Richard Samuelson: Jefferson, Adams, and the American FutureWhat their lively correspondence reveals about our politics.
Harvey C. Mansfield: Providence and DemocracyTocqueville's alliance of religion and liberty.
Angelo M. Codevilla: Our Borders, OurselvesAmercians' appetite for cheap labor and cheap drugs endangers Mexico.
Paul A. Cantor: A Handshake Across the CenturiesThe European Roots of Chinua Achebe's postcolonial classic.
Clark S. Judge: Ronald Reagan at 100Honoring the Gipper's principles and his resolve.
Reviews of Books
Steven F. Hayward: Standing PatA review of Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary, edited by Steven R. Weisman
Gerard Alexander: Progressive Fat CatsA review of Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America, by David Callahan
George H. Nash: Conservatism's Indispensable ManA review of William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement, by Lee Edwards; and Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations: A William F. Buckley Jr. Omnibus, edited by Linda Bridges and Roger Kimball
Daniel J. Mahoney: The Utopian FallacyA review of The Uses of Pessimism: And the Danger of False Hope, by Roger Scruton
Jack Rakove: The Original RevolutionaryA review of Thomas Paine: A Collection of Unknown Writings, edited by Hazel Burgess; and The Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine , by Jack Fruchtman, Jr.
Hillel Fradkin: God of War and WillA review of Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam, by Fred M. Donner; and The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis, by Robert R. Reilly
William Kristol: Reconstructing the Public PhilosophyA review of Designing a Polity: America's Constitution in Theory and Practice, by James W. Ceaser
James Q. Wilson: Uneven ProgressA review of The History of the Social Sciences since 1945, edited by Roger E. Backhouse and Philippe Fontaine
Bradley C. S. Watson: A Plea for PositivismA review of The Language of Law and the Foundations of American Constitutionalism, by Gary L. McDowell
Cheryl Miller: Feminist Action HeroA review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy , The Girl Who Played with Fire: Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy , and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: Book 3 of the Millennium Trilogy , by Steig Larsson
John E. Alvis: Poet of the StreetA review of On Whitman , by C.K. Williams
Ramesh Ponnuru: Explaining ObamaA review of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, by Stanley Kurtz; and The Roots of Obama's Rage, by Dinesh D’Souza
Michael M. Uhlmann: Natural Law ManA review of Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law, by Hadley Arkes
Tevi Troy: Condition CriticalA review of The Truth About Obamacare, by Sally C. Pipes
Matthew Spalding: Back to BasicsA review of The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, edited by Jack N. Rakove; and The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guide, by Seth Lipsky
Robert F. Nagel: Loose Lips Sink ShipsA review of Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law, by Gabriel Schoenfeld
Jean M. Yarbrough: Birth of a NationA review of Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States: His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy, by Daniel Ruddy
Wilfred M. McClay: Exceptionally AmericanA review of Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character, by Claude S. Fischer
Carnes Lord: Decider-in-ChiefA review of Decision Points, by George W. Bush
John Blundell: Radio LibertyA review of Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age, by Adrian Johns
Michael Knox Beran: Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein ProblemA review of The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century, by Peter Watson
Jon A. Shields: Making Religion Safe for DemocracyA review of Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, by Ian Buruma
Martha Bayles: The Ultimate Social NetworkA look back at the next big thing
Mark Helprin: The Common Defense
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