Essays

Tocqueville and America

Tocqueville understood democracy, but the founders understood America.

Reclaiming Democratic Capitalism

Workers of the world—invest!

Paradise Lost and Regained

The Beach Boys’ Smile is an American masterpiece.

Left, Right, and Dickens

He was a conservative liberal and a liberal conservative.

Leo Strauss in China

A new dialogue between West and East.

Dungeons and Dragons

The power politics of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.