A review of Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980, by Charles Murray

Democracy and Arms Control

A review of Arms Control: Myth Versus Reality, edited by Richard F. Starr

Barbarism with a Human Face

A review of Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age, by Benjamin Barber


A review of Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment, by R.S. Hill

Liberal Education: The Beckmann Retrospective

A review of The Beckmann Retrospective, an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Reason, Politics, and Christian Belief

A review of The God of Faith and Reason: Foundations of a Christian Theology, by Robert Sokolowski

Socrates and Political Philosophy

A review of Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito, and Aristophanes' Clouds, translated with notes by Thomas G. West and Grace Starry West

Literary Criticism

A review of The American Novel and the Way We Live Now, by John W. Aldridge, and Panic Among the Philistines, by Bryan F. Griffin

William Kennedy, Revised Edition

A review of Ironweed, The Ink Truck, Legs, and Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, by William Kennedy

Nobility in the American Founding

A review of American Political Writing During the Founding Era, 1760-1805, edited by Charles S. Hyneman & Donald S. Lutz