Reviews of Books


A review of Bush at War, by Bob Woodward and The Right Man, by David Frum

The Little Tyrant

The central lesson of history is that all forms of greatness are perilous without a humble and a contrite heart.

Making Democracy Safe for the World

Democracy is not always liberal

Putting The Politics Back In Politics

A review of Aristotle and Modern Politics: The Persistence of Political Philosophy, edited by Aristide Tessitore

Translating The Philosopher

 Reading Aristotle's Ethics can shed light in corners where lovers of liberty fear to tread

The Lost Cause In Retreat

In the age of so-called social history, those who can write military and political history in a clear, narrative style are treasures indeed.

Giants Roam The Earth

We regulated ourselves into this mess

Garry Agonistes

"Consulting the faithful" may be a lot less appealing to First World Catholic liberals in the very near future.

The Book of Vices

A review of Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The SIf Jefferson were to see this supposed "love letter" to himself, he would surely file for a restraining order, or at least a change of address.even Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in A

Even Paranoiacs Have Enemies

A review of JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone and Me: An Idealist's Journey from Capitol Hill to Hollywood Hell, by Eric Hamburg

God and Man at the Multiplex

A review of Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment, by Brian Godawa  and The Myth of the American Superhero, by John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett

Lifting Us Up

Bloom is a critic of great capaciousness and confidence, willing to recognize and praise genius even where there might exist reason to abhor it.