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Book Review: A Time To Speak

A Time To Speak: Selected Writings And Arguments, by Robert H. Bork Is it really a time to speak? Reading this book was a bit of a puzzling experience for me because it left Bork nearly as opaque and mysterious … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Is Conservatism?

What Is Conservatism?, edited by Frank S. Meyer This book asks a great and obvious question, and the answer is, unsurprisingly, not very obvious. What is conservatism indeed? On what does it depend? The various essays in this book, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Future Of Conservatism

The Future Of Conservatism: Conflict And Consensus In The Post-Reagan Era, edited by Charles W. Dunn This book is a fascinating example of how it is that political works can become both more relevant and less relevant with the course … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Right

Just Right: A Life In Pursuit Of Liberty, by Lee Edwards I don’t happen to know a lot about Lee Edwards, at least, I did not before reading this autobiography. And in reading this book I was reminded of why … Continue reading

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Book Review: Threat To Democracy

Threat To Democracy: The Appeal Of Authoritarianism In An Age Of Uncertainty, by Fathali M. Moghaddam This book exists on at least two levels. Unfortunately, the dominant or most obvious level of the book makes it hard for many readers … Continue reading

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Ignem In Urbe Video

What is it that cities offer to humanity?  The term civilization itself is connected to the cities from which civilization is thought to have sprung.  It is widely believed that for culture to develop there must be enough people all … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Disquisition On Government And Selections From The Discourse

A Disquisition On Government And Selections From The Discourse, by John C. Calhoun It may be argued that the political writing of John C. Calhoun [1] is a classic example of rigorous reasoning drawn from faulty premises, but there is … Continue reading

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Book Review. T.S. Eliot And Ideology

T.S. Eliot And Ideology, by Kenneth Asher This book is a failure, but it is the sort of failure that is deeply instructive when a writer attempts to promote a pet agenda rather than to understand the subject he is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberalism Ancient And Modern

Liberalism Ancient And Modern, by Leo Strauss Leo Strauss and his disciples are often viewed as being secret enemies of the liberal society by virtue of their assiduous study of the gap between the surface and hidden meaning of texts.  … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln: Early Feminist Hero

One of the more interesting aspects of Abraham Lincoln is the way that he demonstrates the care that one has to take in judging historical figures anachronistically.  And while a great many people have sought to condemn Abraham Lincoln as … Continue reading

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