Reviews of Books

Freedom Fighter

How should Western democrats deal with dictatorships?

Strange Creatures

No matter how stormy its progress, Russia will matter.

Tyranny And Utopia

Brooding upon the rage emptied on the world by Stalin and his magnates.

The Straussians are Coming!

Leo Strauss, Straussians, and American foreign policy.

Malaise Forever

Jimmy Carter, the worst president of the 20th century.

Get Serious

Schlesinger's book is a sad testament to the state of the modern academy.

Professional Oversight

Is there a crisis in American historical scholarship?

The Future of Patriotism

Howard Zinn and American history.

Mainly Incorrect

Supporting sloppy scholarship puts the conservative movement's respectability at stake.

No Bleeding Heart

Hamby argues that Roosevelt was a savior of democracy.

No Child Left Behind

Exploring the policy implications of lower birthrates.

From Them to Us

Jacoby attempts to reassure immigrants and Americans that assimilation is both possible and desirable.

What (Most) Women Want

Taking the difference between men and women seriously.

The Ancient Constitution

Rule of Law and the American Revolution.

Uncommon Law

A review of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism, by James R. Stoner, Jr.

Learning the Law

Understanding the ideas that unified American constitutional law between 1860 and 1910.

More with Less

A review of My Life, by Bill Clinton

In Markets We Trust

How capitalism saved America.

The World at Work

Globalization increases individual choice and bypasses local authority.

The Limits of Spontaneous Order

Acknowledging Hayek's contributions to economics and the defeat of 20th century totalitarianism.

New Totalitarians

 Contemporary religious terrorism and how to fight it.

The Highest Things

Political philosophy has the obligation to look at all cities - Athens, Jerusalem, and Rome.

Modern Republicans

Challenging conventional interpretations of Machiavelli's influence on the English republican tradition.

Redeeming the Enlightenment

Gertrude Himmelfarb wishes to redeem the Enlightenment.

Rediscovering the Self

A review of The Vehement Passions, by Philip Fisher

Latin America's Greatest Storyteller

Remembering the life and stories of Jorge Luis Borges.

The S Word

Understanding how we can regulate globalization consistent with the Constitution.

A Libertarian Constitution

Nelson Lund examines the libertarian roots of our Constitution.