Reviews of Books

The Smart Set

Charles Murray reviews two books about meritocracy.

The High-Low Coalition

The power of liberalism has translated into the steady enrichment of those who wield it, and into steadily diminishing prospects in the lives of the very people it first rose to serve, writes Wilfred M. McClay in the Claremont Review of Books.

Schoolmaster to the World

Freud believed that Wilson, his head ringing with scripture, mistook himself at times for the son of God, writes Christopher Caldwell.

Renewing the Republic and Republicans

Abraham Lincoln was not only our greatest rhetorician and statesman, but a man who understood and encouraged abundant economic opportunity, writes Ken Masugi

On the Road Again

Walter Russell Mead reviews Michael Barone's new book on immigration.

Politics Without the Regime

It is not an ordinary debate, nor even a great one, but the great debate that Yuval Levin brings to our attention. The debate is ours.

The First Conservative?

Gladden J. Pappin reviews two new books on Edmund Burke.

Founder by Day

Darren Staloff reviews a new biography of one of our more colorful, and often forgotten, Founders.

As American as Humble Pie

Joseph Epstein reviews David Bobb's new book on humility.

Failed State

John Bolton reviews Christian Whiton's book on diplomacy and war.

The Truth of Experience

Carol Iannone reviews a new book of Willa Cather's letters.

Divine Doctors

Father Aquinas Guilbeau reviews two new books on Augustine and Aquinas.

The Cost of Learning

National Association of Scholars President Peter Wood reviews Bill Bennett and David Wilezol's new book on the cost of education.

Southern Discomfort

Peter Augustine Lawler on the mind of the South.