Reviews of Books

Who is Ayn Rand?

A review of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, by Jennifer Burns and Ayn Rand and the World She Made, by Anne C. Heller

Thinking the Unthinkable, Again

A review of The Great American Gamble: Deterrence Theory and Practice from the Cold War to the Twenty-First Century, by Keith B. Payne

How to Read Plato

Catherine Zuckert's Plato's Philosophers aims to be a comprehensive account of Plato's 35 dialogues.

Winter of Discontent

A review of When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies, by Andy Beckett

Vive la Différence

A review of The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike, by Peter Baldwin

Ink-Stained Genius

A review of Charles Dickens, by Michael Slater

The Making of an Educational Conservative

A review of The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools, by E.D. Hirsch

The Common Sense of the Subject

A review of 

Mr. X and the Prince of Darkness

A review of The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War, by Nicholas Thompson

American Woman

A review of Going Rogue: An American Life, by Sarah Palin

Pure Son of Liberty

A review of The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution, by Alex Storozynski

Nazi or Philosopher?

A review of Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933-1935, by Emmanuel Faye, translated by Michael B. Smith

Insatiable Liberalism

A review of Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State, by William Voegeli

The Spirit of the Laws

A review of Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty, Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect, by Paul A. Rahe

Processed History

A review of Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 , by Gordon S. Wood