By: Susan Shell
Posted: September 1, 2003
This article appeared in: Vol. III, Number 4 - Fall 2003
It's a shame that bad political science can't be recalled as easily as the California governor.
Whose Victory? In "Lincoln's Victory" (Summer 2003) Angelo Codevilla takes issue with Mac Owens's review of David Blight's Race and Revision: The Civil War in American Memory ("How the Confederates Won," Winter 2002). The Confederates won, according to ...
More than merely winning the war in Iraq, we needed to stun the Arab World.
Victory comes when enemies are identified correctly, then killed or cowed.
Does the Iraq war mark the end of the great conflicts of the 20th century, or the beginning of those of the 21st century?
As dreadful as these books are in a literary sense, they are politically instructive.
In these pages, one finds Hamilton, the friend of republicanism and humanity.
Why is it that America is loved and despised, resented and emulated and envied—often all at the same time?
Jeopardizing the claims of the science of natural rights by allowing them to be disproved by the natural sciences is foolish.
Does the living-constitution vision ultimately contribute to the happiness of the American people?
By rights, Lott's new book ought to have a powerful effect on the gun control debate in the country.
Levitas leaves the impression that there is nothing native to the United States that might enable us to resist the evils of racism and anti-semitism.
Dating only from the 17th century, The Book of Five Rings is a Japanese work on the specifics of martial arts and swordsmanship.
A review of John Brown: The Legend Revisited, by Merrill D. Peterson
Podhoretz's book is at once a work of biblical scholarship and polemic.
Most books on Islam should be ignored, but there are a few gems.
Weigel argues that the Catholic Church in the United States is going through the worst crisis of its long history
Dershowitz would reclaim the Declaration of Independence from Thomas Jefferson and the revolutionaries of 1776.
America's story is interwoven with religion and cannot be told accurately without noting Christianity's influence.
Anti-foundationalists have not in fact succeeded in shutting down the possibility of philosophy.
Fortin offers a distinctively medieval view of the permanent question as to what is politics.
Whether citizens embody virtue is not an issue in Neier's atomistic view of liberty
Certain strains of American existentialism court political imprudence while others preserve the tokens of hope and truth.
Telling the history of conservatism exposes the power of ideas to form, deform, or reform the world we inhabit.
Is Nader's truculence and grating moralism simply the product of the peculiar personality or is it the result of a "public interest" political ideology
Many Europeans have succumbed to the temptation of a transnational community that will put an end to politics
International peace and justice requires the sustained application of power and purpose that cannot be generated by the international community.
A greater biological and mechanistic understanding of human nature does not mean we must abandon human values.
The American constitutional regime is designed to satisfy both the manly desire to rule and popular desire to be free from tyrannical rule
Brookhiser gives us a portrait of a man who is too worldly to be approached as a hero, yet not so world-weary that we can be cynical.
By treating civil rights and natural rights, Kaminer would deprive the people of their right to peace and order
If left alone, biotechnology will reduce our humanity and virtue.
Reagan's devotion to principle allowed him to see past the immediate crisis and go on to some of his greatest successes.
Books great, near-great, and not-at-all great in the Library of America.
Casting a jaundiced eye at "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."
A BBC documentary that misses the point of the American Revolution.
Paul Barolsky views the Sistine Chapel afresh, in Michelangelo and the Finger of God.