Reviews of Books

Lives of Johnson

A review of Brief Lives: An intimate and very personal portrait of the Twentieth Century, by Paul Johnson

After Racism

A review of Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, by Eugene Robinson; Freedom is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and America’s Struggle over Black Family Life - LBJ to Obama, by Harold James; and Race, Wrongs, and R

Grand Old Strategy

A review of Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy since WWII, by Colin Dueck

Beauty and Truth

A review of Plato’s Political Philosophy, by Mark Blitz

Thump, Thump

A review of La Vita Nuova, by Dante Alighieri, Translated by David R. Slavitt

Inheritors of Unfulfilled Renown

A review of Young Romantics: The Tangled lives of English Poetry’s Greatest Generation, by Daisy Hay

King of the Hill, Top of the Heap

A review of Frank: The Voice, by James Kaplan

Writ of Error

A review of The Conservative Assault on the Constitution, by Erwin Chemerinsky

At the Zoo

A review of H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (Library of America), by H.L. Mencken, edited by Marion Rogers

Sickness Unto Death

A review of A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad, by Robert S. Wistrich

Conceived in Liberty?

A review of A Slaveholders' Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic, by George William Van Cleve and The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, by Eric Foner

Liberalism and Liberal Education

A review of Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities , by Martha C. Nussbaum

The Great Debate

A review of Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788, by Pauline Maier

Still Fit to Print?

A review of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, by William McGowan

Politics En Pointe

A review of Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet, by Jennifer Homans

We Gather Together

A review of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell

Not-So-Dismal Science

A review of Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element , by John D. Mueller

Moderation in Pursuit of Democracy

A review of The CONSERVATIVE FOUNDATIONS OF THE LIBERAL ORDER: Defending Democracy against Its Modern Enemies and Immoderate Friends , by Daniel J. Mahoney

Equality Misunderstood

A review of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson