Reviews of Books

Dissent of Man

A review of Mind and Cosmos:Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, by Thomas Nagel and Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution, by Rebecca Stott

The Road to Freedom

A review of Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics, by Daniel Stedman Jones and The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression, by Angus Burgin

Doing Good by Doing Well

A review of Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn't, by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames

The Unheavenly City

A review of Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff

The Not So Great American Novel

A review of Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel, by Philip F. Gura

A Giving of Accounts

A review of Crisis of the Strauss Divided, by Harry V. Jaffa

From Plato to NATO

A review of On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present, by Alan Ryan

Tolerating the Intolerant

A review of The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age, by Martha C. Nussbaum

Pregnant Pause

A review of What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster, by Jonathan V. Last and How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization, by Mary Eberstadt.

Bad Script

A review of 

Marshall Law

A review of The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation, by R. Kent Newmyer

The Thinking Man's Founder

A review of James Madison and the Making of America, by Kevin R. C. Gutzman; James Madison, by Richard Brookhiser; and James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation, by Jeff Broadwater

Blood-soaked History

A review of Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962, by Yang Jisheng

Captive Nations

A review of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, by Anne Applebaum

Truth Marching On

A review of American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation (Library of America), edited by James G. Basker

The Good Life

A review of Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus, by John M. Cooper