Reviews of Books

Scold, Scourge, Swashbuckler, Star

A review of Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens, by Christopher Hitchens and Hitch-22: A Memoir, by Christopher Hitchens

Conservatism Properly Understood

A review of Conserving Liberty, by Mark Blitz

Have a Nice Millennium

A review of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker

Science and Scientism

A review of On Being: A Scientist's Exploration of the Great Questions of Existence, by Peter Atkins and The Tyranny of Science, by Paul Feyerabend

Specter of Decline

A review of Melancolie francaise, by Éric Zemmour and La France est-elle finie?, by Jean-Pierre Chevènement

Why They Fought

A review of 

The Limits of Justice

A review of The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law, by Kevin Jon Heller and The International Criminal Court: Europe's Guantanamo Bay? by David Hoile.

Persecution and the Art of Music

A review of Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets, by Wendy Lesser

Classical Triumph

A review of The New York Public Library: The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Anniversary Edition), by Henry Hope Reed and Francis Morrone

Of Thee We Sing

A review of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song, edited by Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub

Studying Abroad

A review of The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, by David McCullough

The Importance of a College Education

A review of Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College, by Andrew Ferguson and In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic, by Professor X

First, Let's Kill All the Law Schools

A review of Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America, by Walter Olson

Measuring the Slant

A review of Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, by Tim Groseclose