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Review 15 April 2018
book cover The Naked Emperors
Eve Tushnet
Jews Queers Germans: A Novel/History by Martin Duberman. Seven Stories Press, 2017. Paperback, 384 pages, $20.
Essay 15 April 2018
book cover Why We Need Liverpool
William Anthony Hay
Hay invites a reassessment of Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, the long-serving nineteenth-century British Prime Minister.
Review 8 April 2018
book cover Not Only Narnia: Lewis as Political Thinker
Gary L. Gregg II
The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis by Alister E. McGrath. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Paperback, 191 pages, $36. C. S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law by Justin Buckley Dyer and Micah J. Watson. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Paperback, 160 pages, $27.
Review 8 April 2018
book cover An Iron Lady Recast
Chris Butynskyi
Margaret Thatcher: Shaping the New Conservatism by Meredith Veldman. Oxford University Press, 2016. Paperback, 232 pages, $16.95.
Review 8 April 2018
book cover The Evangelical Political Mind
Matthew Stokes
American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism by Matthew Avery Sutton. Belknap Press, 2014 (2017). Paperback, 480 pages, $23.
Review 1 April 2018
book cover A Coat of Varnish
John Byron Kuhner
The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson. W. W. Norton & Company, 2017. Hardcover, 592 pages, $40.
Review 1 April 2018
book cover Zuckerberg’s Philosopher
James Kalb
The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man by Stephen Frederic Dale. Harvard University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 400 pages, $31.
Review 1 April 2018
book cover Sparring Theists
Casey Chalk
Five Proofs of the Existence of God by Edward Feser. Ignatius Press, 2017. Paperback, 336 pages, $20.
Review 25 March 2018
book cover A Liberal Pope for a Conservative Church
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by Ross Douthat. Simon & Schuster, 2018. Hardcover, 256 pages, $26. Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis Is Misleading His Flock by Philip F. Lawler. Regnery Gateway, 2018. Hardcover, 256 pages, $27.
Review 25 March 2018
book cover The Bible Refreshed
Elizabeth Bittner
The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible by Sarah Ruden. Pantheon Books, 2017. Hardcover, 232 pages, $27.
On Letters and Essays 25 March 2018
book cover On Aristotle: Impressive Interpretations
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall discusses Aristotle and James Joyce and Islam—along with the way things are, and the nature of liberal education—in a discussion of the recent work of Fran O’Rourke.
Review 18 March 2018
book cover What’s Good for GM is Good for Marcuse
Grant Havers
Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization by Peter Kolozi. Columbia University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 250 pages. $60.
Review 18 March 2018
book cover What Punishment? Whose Community?
Charles Fain Lehman
The Machinery of Criminal Justice by Stephanos Bibas. Oxford University Press, 2012, 2015. Paperback, 320 pages, $29.
Review 18 March 2018
book cover The Judges’ Law Book: A Major Study of John Selden
W. Bradford Littlejohn
John Selden and the Western Political Tradition by Ofir Haivry. Cambridge University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 518 pages, $100.

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