Reviews of Books

The Gelded Age

A review of America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, by Mark Steyn  

The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

Dinesh D'Souza, the Cultural Left, and 9/11.

A Tell-All with Nothing to Tell

A review of The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege, by Damon Linker

Empire and Its Discontents

 The 9/11 attacks, the projection of American power to Central Asia and Afghanistan

Made in America

Did the first wave of globalization help make America exceptional relative to European nations?

Up from Victimhood

The Age of White Guilt signifies only a peculiar extension of the Age of White Racism.

Church Militant

A review of God's War: A New History of the Crusades, by Christopher Tyerman

Alexander in Afghanistan

Viewing Alexander's campaign in Afghanistan through the eyes of a footsoldier.

Forging a Nation

The Civil War and the way that America has come to see itself.

Unnatural Acts

Detailing the assault on biotechnology by irrational religious believers.

Philosophy and Revelation

Leo Strauss and the theologico-political problem.

Cultivated Taste

On the difficulty of translating Virgil's greatest poem.

Arms and the Man

Rejecting deterministic interpretations of military innovation.

From Polis to Imperium

An epic history of the classical world from Homer to Hadrian.

New World Order

Kagan argues that, even during its formative years, America was never a modest, insular nation.

Guide for the Perplexed

Leo Strauss: An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy, by Thomas Pangle, Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism, by Steven B. Smith and The Truth about Leo Strauss: Political Philosophy and American Democracy, by Catherin