Volume XI, Number 4, Fall 2011
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: Debating the Debates
Mark Helprin: The Central PropositionAmerica's misguided effort to transform the Arab Middle East.
Angelo M. Codevilla: The Lost DecadeTen years after 9/11, America has neither peace nor victory.
Hadley Arkes: A Natural Law ManifestoWith replies by David F. Forte and Michael M. Uhlmann.
David F. Forte: May It Please the Court
Michael M. Uhlmann: The Need for Natural Law
William Voegeli: Diane Ravitch Takes It All BackBut she had it right the first time.
Kathleen Arnn: Scouts' HonorThe Boy Scout Handbook at 100.
Michael Anton: Sour GrapesNapa Valley is California, only more so.
Reviews of Books
Ross Douthat: The Art of PersuasionA review of The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009, by Irving Kristol
Charles Horner: New World Order?A review of On China, by Henry Kissinger
Richard A. Epstein: A New Birth of Economic FreedomA review of Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights against Progressive Reform, by David E. Bernstein
Richard E. Morgan: Standing in the Need of PrayerA review of Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World, by Jack M. Balkin
James R. Stoner, Jr.: Redeeming Higher EducationA review of The Faculty Lounges: And Other Reasons Why You Won't Get the College Education You Pay For, by Naomi Schaefer Riley;
Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities, by Mark Taylor;
Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids - and What We Can Do About It, by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus;
and Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
Dorothea Israel Wolfson: Modern FamilyA review of Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought, by Scott Yenor
Algis Valiunas: De LuxeA review of Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age, by Mosette Broderick
Joseph Postell: The Incredible Shrinking PresidencyA review of The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic, by Eric A. Posner
Stanley Kurtz: Getting to DemocracyA review of The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, by Francis Fukuyama
Charles Murray: One-Dimensional ManA review of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, by David Brooks
Martha Bayles: Oprah's World MissionThe high priestess of Change-Your-Life TV.
Mark Helprin: The Boitnott Doctrine
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