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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.
Review 15 March 2015
book cover Is It Too Late for Democracy?
Flavio Felice
Nell’età della tarda democrazia. Scritti sullo Stato, le istituzioni e la politica (In the Age of Late-Democracy: Essays on State, Institutions and Politics), by Lorenzo Ornaghi. Vita e Pensiero, 2013. Paperback, 385 pages, €28.
Essay 8 March 2015
book cover Strange Inhabitants of the New World
Booth Tarkington
An extract from the new edition of Tarkington's collected memoirs edited by Jeremy Beer. This selection includes some of Tarkington’s reflections on the dawn of the automobile age. “If you live, you will yourselves become strange inhabitants of the new world.”
Review 8 March 2015
image Understanding the Cold War
Jason K. Duncan
A Brief History of the Cold War by Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding. The Heritage Foundation, 2014. Paperback, 108 pages, $7.
Essay 1 March 2015
image A Cause Lost—and Forgotten
Helen Andrews
Lessons from Mary Ward and the Women’s Anti-Suffragist Movement

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