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Review 26 April 2015
book cover Florentines, Politics, and Virtue
Mark Anthony Signorelli
Dialogue on the Government of Florence by Francesco Guicciardini, edited by Alison Brown. Cambridge University Press, [1527] 1994. Paperback, 256 pages, $40.
Review 22 April 2015
book cover Some of the Right Questions
Elisabeth Hennefeld
Deutschland schafft sich ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Is Doing Away with Itself) by Thilo Sarrazin. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.
Review 22 April 2015
book cover Much Ado About Nothing—or Something
Thomas Spannring
Deutschland schafft sich ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Is Doing Away with Itself) by Thilo Sarrazin. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.
Essay 19 April 2015
image Why a New Sonnet about a Medieval English Monarch Is Worth Reading
Eugene Schlanger
Schlanger considers the poem from UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy written for the recent interment of King Richard III and its unusual merits as a historically aware poem.
Review 12 April 2015
book cover Johnson’s Churchill: A Mythic Figure for Our Age
John P. Rossi
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History. by Boris Johnson. New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. Hardcover, 400 pages, $28.
Review 12 April 2015
book cover Eight Conservative Historians
John M. Vella
History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan by Reba N. Soffer. Oxford University Press, 2009. Hardcover, 345 pages, $125.
Review 6 April 2015
book cover Epistolary Gems
Martin Lockerd
The Letters of T. S. Eliot, Vol. 5: 1930–1931 edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden. London: Faber & Faber, 2014; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 878 pages, $45/$85.
Editorial 5 April 2015
Editor’s Note: Naming Crimethink
Review 5 April 2015
book cover Studying Man and Making Man
Mark Anthony Signorelli
The Logic of the Cultural Sciences by Ernst Cassirer, translated by S. G. Lofts. Yale University Press, [1942] 2000. Paperback, 190 pages, $22.
Review 29 March 2015
book cover Evangelical Culture, Then and Now
Jake Meador
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary Edition by Randall Balmer. Oxford University Press, 2014. Paperback, 432 pages, $25.
Review 29 March 2015
book cover Neuhaus Described, If Not Explained
William Gould
Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square by Randy Boyagoda. Image, 2015. Hardcover, 480 pages, $30.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Mis-Judging Law, Meaning, and Justice
Bruce P. Frohnen
Judging Statutes by Robert A. Katzmann. Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 184 pages, $25.
Review 22 March 2015
book cover Rehabilitating MacArthur
Francis P. Sempa
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur by Mark Perry. Basic Books, 2014. Hardcover, 380 pages, $30. Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan by Seymour Morris, Jr. Harper Collins, 2014. Hardcover, 363 pages, $27.
Essay 15 March 2015
book cover Citizens Without States?
Lee Trepanier
Adapted from Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization: Citizens without States. Lee Trepanier and Khalil Habib, ed. University of Kentucky Press, 2011. Paperback, 376 pages, $35.

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