Reviews of Books

Man of a Thousand Faces

A review of Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography, by Alberto Manguel

The Critic Who Sometimes Exists

Edmund Wilson remains the finest critic American literature has produced; we can only hope for a better.

Our Robed Rulers

Has the science of politics improved since the American founders wrote the Constitution?

City on a Hill

The central problem in politics - the theological-political problem - reduced to 1st amendment jurisprudence.

Will the Real Liberal Please Stand Up?

Brink Lindsey attempts to recover that good liberalism.

The Great and the Good

A review of The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics, by Rober Faulkner

Nixon's the One

Nixon's influence on the way we practice politics today.

What Howe Hath Wrought

Reviewing a new history of the United States from 1815 to 1848.

Puritans and Cavaliers

A new translation allows the reader to experience the grandeur of Tolstoy's War and Peace.

Washing Mud from Marble

Conservative philosophy must do better at vindicating America's greatest president.

Beyond the Nation State

The present E.U. philosophical framework is, ultimately, incompatible with liberal democracy.