Volume XII, Number 2, Spring 2012
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: Promises, Promises
James Q. Wilson: Tocqueville and AmericaTocqueville understood democracy, but the founders understood America.
William Voegeli: Reclaiming Democratic CapitalismWorkers of the world—invest!
Michael Anton: Paradise Lost and RegainedThe Beach Boys' Smile is an American masterpiece.
Algis Valiunas: Left, Right, and DickensHe was a conservative liberal, and a liberal conservative.
Tao Wang: Leo Strauss in ChinaA new dialogue between West and East.
Matthew Continetti: Dungeons and DragonsThe power politics of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones.
John Marini: Abandoning the ConstitutionJohn Marini analyzes America's departure from constitutional governemnt.
James W. Ceaser: Restoring the ConstitutionJames W. Ceaser charts a course back to the Constitution.
Reviews of Books
Jack Rakove: Hail, BritanniaA review of Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World, by Maya Jasanoff
Kenneth Minogue: Opiate of the IntellectualsA review of Why Marx Was Right, by Terry Eagleton and How to Change the World: Reflections on Marx and Marxism, by Eric Hobsbawm
Jonathan V. Last: Render Unto GeezersA review of One Nation under AARP: The Fight over Medicare, Social Security, and America's Future, by Frederick R. Lynch
Daniel DiSalvo: State of the UnionA review of Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America, by Joseph A. McCartin
Stephen H. Balch: How the West was WonA review of Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future, by Ian Morris and Civilization: The West and the Rest, by Niall Ferguson
Neil Rogachevsky: Losing Their ReligionA review of How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too), by David P. Goldman
John R. Bolton: Against the GlobalistasA review of Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others?, by John Fonte
Rita Koganzon: Rumor Has ItA review of Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit, by Joseph Epstein
Joseph Tartakovsky: I Still Expect to WinA review of A Matter of Principle, by Conrad Black
Cheryl Miller: The Divine Miss JaneA review of Why Jane Austen?, by Rachel M. Brownstein
Rafael Major: A Free SoulA review of Shakespeare's Freedom, by Stephen Greenblatt
Mark Blitz: Hobbes DefangedA review of The Platonian Leviathan, by Leon Harold Craig
Steven B. Smith: Being and TyrannyA review of Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting, by Richard Velkley
Colin Dueck: Bringing Out the Good ChinaA review of A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia, by Aaron L. Friedberg
Jakub J. Grygiel: Power SurgeA review of Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order, by G. John Ikenberry and The Future of Power, by Joseph Nye
Angelo M. Codevilla: The Sources of American ConductA review of George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis
Mark Helprin: Obama Hypnotized by Europa
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