Volume XII, Number 1, Winter 2011/12
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: Change, Change, Change
Robert J. Samuelson: Reckless OptimismIt was a new age, until it wasn't.
Diana Schaub: Solve for XMalcolm X's strangely American life.
William Voegeli: Enough AlreadyA welfare state we can live with.
Colin Dueck: How Wars EndOne side wins.
Michael Nelson: Soldiers and CitizensThe careful balance of civil-military relations.
Algis Valiunas: King of PainNovelist David Foster Wallace shows how to recover one's soul.
Reviews of Books
David Pryce-Jones: Scold, Scourge, Swashbuckler, StarA review of Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens, by Christopher Hitchens
and Hitch-22: A Memoir, by Christopher Hitchens
Robert P. George: Conservatism Properly UnderstoodA review of Conserving Liberty, by Mark Blitz
Craig S. Lerner: Have a Nice MillenniumA review of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker
Edward Feser: Science and ScientismA review of On Being: A Scientist's Exploration of the Great Questions of Existence, by Peter Atkins
and The Tyranny of Science, by Paul Feyerabend
Patrick Chamorel: Specter of DeclineA review of Melancolie francaise, by Éric Zemmour
and La France est-elle finie?, by Jean-Pierre Chevènement
Michael Burlingame: Why They FoughtA review of The Union War, by Gary W. Gallagher
Jeremy Rabkin: The Limits of JusticeA review of The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law, by Kevin Jon Heller
and The International Criminal Court: Europe’s Guantanamo Bay?, by David Hoile
Robert R. Reilly: Persecution and the Art of MusicA review of Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets, by Wendy Lesser
Michael J. Lewis: Classical TriumphA review of The New York Public Library: The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Anniversary Edition), by Henry Hope Reed and Francis Morrone
William Gonch: Of Thee We SingA review of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song, edited by Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub
Neil Rogachevsky: Studying AbroadA review of The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, by David McCullough
John Derbyshire: The Importance of a College EducationA review of Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College, by Andrew Ferguson
and In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic, by Professor X
Bradley C. S. Watson: First, Let’s Kill All the Law SchoolsA review of Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America, by Walter Olson
James Q. Wilson: Measuring the SlantA review of Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, by Tim Groseclose
Martha Bayles: Let a Hundred Blockbusters BloomChina plans to blow up Hollywood's monopoly.
Mark Helprin: Iran's Mortal Threat