Reviews of Books

Foreign Policy on the Rebound

Americans should not choose their foreign policy on the rebound. 

There Will Be War

The U.S. has experienced a period of nearly 150 years of ascendant, then preeminent, power in international relations.

Lights, Camera - Treason?

Lauren Weiner reviews Allan Ryskind's book on the HUAC. 

The Head and the Heart

As long as Tea Party views prevail in the heart of the conservative coalition, it cannot create a governing majority in 21st-century America.

Are Families Finished?

Lifelong dependence on the state is increasingly common for single mothers and their children. 

Both Sides of the Table

If our government hopes to avoid public employees benefiting to the detriment of the public interest, citizens and statesmen must comprehend the consequences of public unions’ growing power. 

Who Let the Dogs In?

Modern man may owe his existence to man's best friend. 

Magna Carta and Us

James Stoner looks at 800 years of the Magna Carta. 

The First American

Robert Middlekauff has written a morally generous and politically shrewd account of how  politically formative was George Washington, even before his two terms as president.

Four-Horse Parlay

As important players in the government they had brought about, Madison, Hamilton, Jay, and Washington cashed their winning tickets on the four-horse parlay that secured the Constitution.

In Madisons's Shade

Joseph Tartakovsky reviews three books on James Madison.

God and Man at Philadelphia

Gregg Frazer reviews Steven Green's ambitious book that breaks some new ground in the study of religion and the American Founding.

Unmasker Unmasked

Matthew Stewart is exercised over the effort of Christian historians and apologists to depict the leaders of the American Revolution as “paragons of piety, even miniature deities,” thus disguising the truth that the founders were deist

Secularism's Christian Roots

Larry Siedentop exposes a baleful misunderstanding between Christianity and secularism, the former failing to acknowledge the legitimacy of its offspring, the latter forgetting its own origin or, worse, forging a fake genealogy that traces to the&

Deep Conscience

Douglas Kries looks at J. Budziszewski's interpretation of Thomas Aquinas's eight questions on the law in the Summa Theologiae. 

Future Selves

Mark Blitz looks at our possible post-human future. 

In the Cave

Carlos Fraenkel’s Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of five cultures, guided by the author’s efforts to teach philosophy in each of them.