Reviews of Books

Equality and Liberty

A review of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, by Danielle Allen.

Understanding Greatness

A review of Abraham Lincoln: Philosopher Statesman, by Joseph R. Fornieri.

Whistling Dixie

A review of Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present, by John McKee Barr.

Getting the Right All Wrong

A review of 

The Browning of America

A review of Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America, by William H. Frey.

The Rise and Fall of the New Republic

A review of Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America, edited by Franklin Foer.

Too Big To Succeed

Too Big To Succeed A review of Why Government Fails So Often—And How It Can Do Better, by Peter H. Schuck.

Revolution, Not Revelation

A review of The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution, by John W. Compton.

Warrior of Zion

A review of Jabotinsky: A Life, by Hillel Halkin.

The Language of Liberty

A review of Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World, by Daniel Hannan.

Small Latin and Less Greek

A review of Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity, by Colin Burrow.

Secret Teaching

A review of Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing, by Arthur M. Melzer.

The Philosopher and the Theologian

A review of Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics, edited by Tobias Hoffmann, Jörn Müller, and Matthias Perkams.

Nature Trail

The debate over what we mean when we speak of rights, especially in the American context, often concerns what John Locke understood them to mean.

What Becomes a Liar Most?

Two new biographies of Lillian Hellman confirm what we already knew: she was a liar and a fraud.