Volume XII, Number 4, Fall 2012
From the Editor's Desk
Charles R. Kesler: The Age of Obama?
James W. Ceaser: How Obama Won, and LostThe meaning, if any, of 2012.
William Voegeli: Extremism in Defense of LibertyIs there a method to the GOP's "madness"?
Richard E. Morgan: Justice Alito, DissentingWhat free speech is, and isn't.
John J. DiIulio, Jr.: Moral Sense and Social ScienceReading James Q. Wilson.
John Blundell: A Modern Library of LibertyChoosing the best public policy books of the past 50 years.
Robert Royal: Vatican II at 50The Council's lasting consequences.
Christopher Flannery: Books in Brief
Reviews of Books
Steven F. Hayward: Up From LiberalismA review of I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism, by Charles R. Kesler
Steven F. Hayes: The Trite StuffA review of The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, by Jonah Goldberg
Patrick J. Garrity: The Ghost of Herbert HooverA review of Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, edited with an introduction by George H. Nash
John O'Sullivan: Reagan DemocratA review of Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick, by Peter Collier
Jeremy Rabkin: The Spirit of the LawA review of America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By, by Akhil Reed Amar
Edward Feser: The Necessity of FreedomA review of Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain, by Michael S. Gazzaniga
Diana Schaub: Code of the GentlemanA review of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, by Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins
Christopher Caldwell: The Wealth of NationsA review of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Deirdre N. McCloskey: The Poverty of CommunitarianismA review of What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, by Michael J. Sandel
James R. Stoner, Jr.: Rawls Meets HayekA review of Free Market Fairness, by John Tomasi
Bill Whalen: Trouble in the Golden StateA review of California Crucible: The Forging of Modern American Liberalism, by Jonathan Bell; and Eureka!: How to Fix California, by Arthur B. Laffer
Thomas Sowell: The Perversity of DiversityA review of Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It, by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Richard Vedder: Dollars to DeanletsA review of The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters, by Benjamin Ginsberg
Theodore Dalrymple: Veiled ThreatA review of Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari'a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World, by Sadakat Kadri
James H. Nichols, Jr.: The Pursuit of PleasureA review of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt
Patrick Allitt: Nature's GodA review of The Religious Beliefs of America's Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution, by Gregg L. Frazer
Ryan T. Anderson: The Church of What's Happening NowA review of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross Douthat
Robert R. Reilly: A Musical Messiah?A review of Gustav Mahler, by Jens Malte Fischer
Mark Helprin: Whither the Navy?
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