Reviews of Books

Teddy White's Ghost

A review of Renegade: The Making of a President, by Richard Wolffe; The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election, by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson; and Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race

Flights of Fancy

A review of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, by Peter Beinart

Spineless Intellectuals

A review of The Flight of the Intellectuals, by Paul Berman The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism

Win, Place, or Show?

A review of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, by Lee Smith

The Cocktail Napkin that Changed the World

A review of 

Original Intents

A review of God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson, by Vincent Philip Muñoz

The Prayers of Presidents

A review of Religion and the American Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush , edited by Gaston Espinosa

The Fog of War

A review of The American Civil War: A Military History, by John Keegan

Stuck in Vietnam

A review of 

Monopoly of Violence

A review of 

Present at the Creation

A review of Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics , by Lewis L. Gould; Remaking the Presidency: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson, 1901-1916, by Peri E. Arnold; The Dilemma of Progressivism: How Roosevelt, Ta

A Friend to the Union

A review of John Marshall: Writings (Library of America), edited by Charles F. Hobson

Neither Force Nor Will

A review of Law and Judicial Duty, by Philip Hamburger;

Medieval Renaissance

A review of The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, by Rémi Brague, translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

The Strauss Wars Revisited

A review of Straussophobia: Defending Leo Strauss and Straussians against Shadia Drury and Other Accusers, by Peter Minowitz and Cloaked in Virtue: Unveiling Leo Strauss and the Rhetoric of American Foreign Policy, by Nicholas Xenos

Waiting for Fidel

A review of Gabriel García Márquez: A Life ,by Gerald Martin

Get Happy

A review of 

Hear Me Roar

A review of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, by Gail Collins