Reviews of Books

Kids Today

A review of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, by Robert D. Putnam

Reckoning with Reagan

A review of Reagan: The Life, by H.W. Brands.

Our Corrupt Government

A review of three new books on big government, the administrative state, and saving self-government.

The One

A review of Obama's Time: A History, by Morton Keller.

Choosing Defeat

A review of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens.

Imagine No Religion

A review of Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Marriage License

A review of What's Wrong with Homosexuality, by John Corvino, and Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything, by Robert Reilly.

The Nazi Jurist

A review of Carl Schmitt: A Biography, by Reinhard Mehring.

Two Cheers for Originalism

A review of The Constitution: An Introduction, by Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen

From Tom to T.S.

A review of Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land, by Robert Crawford.

Passionate Focus

A review of Poetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language, by Clive James

Who Needs Unions?

A review of Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement, by Thomas Geoghegan.

The Subprime Directive

A review of Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again, by Peter J. Wallison

Don't Just Do Something

A review of The Forgotten Depression: 1921, the Crash that Cured Itself, by James Grant

From Bad to Worse

World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II

The Man on Horseback

A review of four new books on Napoleon.

Lukewarm Lincoln

Students of Abraham Lincoln marvel that, when not quite 29, he warned of a towering genius...

A More Perfect Union

D.W. Griffith, once a famous film pioneer, is remembered for just one thing today...