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Review 15 May 2007
The Rise of Books on the Fall
Matthew McGowan
The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins. Oxford University Press (Oxford, England) 239 pp., $28.00 cloth, 2005. The Fall of the Roman Empire. A New History of Rome and the Barbarians by Peter Heather. Oxford University Press (New York) 572 pp., $40.00 cloth, 2006. (First published in 2005 by Macmillan Press).
Review 15 May 2007
Human Person: Structure or Superstructure?
Flavio Felice
Politics and Economics. An Essay on the Genesis of Economic Development by Rocco Pezzimenti with an Afterword by Paolo Savona. Città Nuova (Rome), 230 pp., $18.00, 2006.
Review 15 May 2007
A Resurrection Apologetic
Peter L. Edman
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N. T. Wright. Harper Collins (San Francisco) 240 pp., $29.50, cloth, 2006.
Review 15 May 2007
A Case for Insular History
William Anthony Hay
The Discovery of Islands by J. G. A. Pocock. Cambridge University Press (Cambridge), 358 pp., $75.00, 2006.
Review 15 May 2007
A Stubborn Ideology
William Gould
Separation of Church and State by Philip Hamburger. Harvard University Press (Cambridge), 528 pp., $59.95 cloth, 2002.
Review 14 May 2007
Protestantism and the Western Legal Tradition
Bruce Frohnen
Law and Revolution, II: The Impact of the Protestant Reformation on the Western Legal Tradition by Harold J. Berman. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (Cambridge), 522 pp., $55.00 cloth, 2003 (originally published in 1983); 544 pp., $22.95 paper, 2006.
Review 14 May 2007
Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord
Robert C. Cheeks
Peace in the Promised Land: A Realist Scenario edited by Srdja Trifkovic. Rockford Institute (Rockford, Illinois) 368 pp., $29.95 paper, 2005.
Review 14 May 2007
Musharraf’s Tempest
David Campion
Pakistan: Eye of the Storm by Owen Bennett Jones. Yale University Press (New Haven, Connecticut), xxx + 328 pp., second edition, $17.00/£10.99 paper, 2003.
Essay 14 May 2007
Red Mist
Thomas F. Bertonneau
How Small Presses Rescue Classic Genre Writers from Oblivion
Editorial 12 April 2007
Editor’s Note: Tiber, Thames, Potomac
Review 29 March 2007
The Virgin and the Dynamo
Joshua P. Hochschild
The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness by Virginia Postrel. HarperCollins (New York), 237 pp. $24.95 cloth, 2003. The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress by Virginia Postrel. The Free Press (New York), 265 pp. $25.00 cloth, 1998; Touchstone (New York), $13.00 paper, 1999.
Essay 29 March 2007
Ernest van den Haag (1914–2002)
George H. Nash
In Memoriam
Review 29 March 2007
book cover Decline and Fall
Thomas F. Bertonneau
At the End of an Age by John Lukacs. Yale University Press (New Haven, Connecticut), 240pp., $22.95 cloth, 2002.
Review 29 March 2007
The Reserved Powers of the Tenth Amendment
Marshall DeRosa
The Tenth Amendment and State Sovereignty: Constitutional History and Contemporary Issues Edited by Mark R. Killenbeck. Roman & Littlefield and Berkeley Public Policy Press (Lanham, Maryland), 206 pp., $69.00 cloth, $28.95 paper, 2001.

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