Reviews of Books

The Same Old Deal

A review of 

The Invisible Handout

A review of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, by Michael Lind

Gay Rites

A review of From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage, by Michael J. Klarman

Of Experts and Angels

A review of Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law, by Richard A. Epstein

A Neglected Statesman

A review of William Howard Taft: The Travails of a Progressive Conservative, by Jonathan Lurie

Silent Cal Speaks

A review of Calvin Coolidge Says, by Calvin Coolidge

Too Much Information

A review of The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro


A review of Joseph Anton: A Memoir, by Salman Rushdie

Wisdom of the Ages

A review of The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia, by Roger Kimball


A review of Barack Obama's Post-American Foreign Policy: The Limits of Engagement, by Robert Singh; Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, David E. Sanger; Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreig

The Price of Power

A review of Proconsuls: Delegated Political-Military Leadership from Rome to America Today, by Carnes Lord

A People's Contest

A review of Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction, by Allen C. Guelzo and This Great Struggle: America's Civil War, by Steven E. Woodworth

Why I'm Still a Democrat

A review of Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic, by Jay Cost

Enduring Empire

A review of The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction, by Brian Campbell; Rome: An Empire's Story, by Greg Woolf; and Ancient Rome: From Romulus to Justinian, by Thomas R. Martin

Conscience Unbound

A review of The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society, by Brad S. Gregory

The Buddy of Christ

A review of The Juvenilization of American Christianity, by Thomas E. Bergler

Anguished Patriot

A review of The Democratic Soul: A Wilson Carey McWilliams Reader, by Wilson Carey McWilliams, edited by Patrick J. Deneen and Susan J. McWilliams; and Redeeming Democracy in America, by Wilson Carey McWilliams, edited by Patrick J. Deneen and Sus


A review of Good Italy, Bad Italy: Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future, by Bill Emmott

Taking Law Seriously

A review of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner