Reviews of Books

Neither Civil Nor Servants

A review of Plunder: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation, by Steven Greenhut

So Sorry

A review of The Sins of the Nation and the Ritual of Apologies, by Danielle Celermajer.

The Degradation of Modern Democracy

A review of The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life, by Kenneth Minogue.

Our Kind of Guy

A review of The Promise: President Obama, Year One, by Jonathan Alter.

Black Like Me

A review of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, by David Remnick.

Band of Brothers

A review of A Nation Forged in War: How World War II Taught Americans to Get Along, by Thomas Bruscino.

Block that Metaphor

A review of Church, State, and Original Intent, by Donald L. Drakeman.

All Sail, No Anchor

A review of Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. The Supreme Court, by by Jeff Shesol.

Front Row of the Second Rate

A review of The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography, by Selina Hastings.

Know Thy Enemy

A review of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, by Andrew C. McCarthy.

Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honor

A review of Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America, by Jack Rakove.

Not Lost in Translation

A review of The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir, translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier.

Moving on Up

A review of From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In, by Jacob L. Vigdor.

Live Free or Die

A review of 

Balance is All

A review of American Politics, Then & Now: And Other Essays, by James Q. Wilson.

Game Over?

A review of 

A Runner Whom Renown Outran

A review of The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, by Alan Brinkley.

Selling Capitalism Short

A review of The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism, by Joyce Appleby.

Meeting the Goose

A review of Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic, by Michael Scammell.