The Reserved Powers of the Tenth Amendment

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. TheTenth Amendment can best...

A Touchstone of Eloquence and Wisdom

Creed & Culture: A Touchstone Reader Edited with an introduction by James M. Kushiner. ISI Books (Wilmington, Delaware), xv + 239 pp., $15.00 paper, 2003. “If Christian dogma is irrelevant to life, to what, in Heaven’s name, is it relevant?—since...

On Not Thinking in Slogans

The American Cause by Russell Kirk. Edited with a new Introduction by Gleaves Whitney. ISI Books (Wilmington, Delaware), xxii, 169 pp., $13.00 paper, 2002. This is a most appropriate time for the appearance of this short book, ably edited by Gleaves Whitney, aide and...

Vile Bodies

USA Today: The Stunning Incoherence of American Civilization by Reid Buckley. P. E. N. Press (North Carolina), 442 pp. + index, $22.95 cloth, 2002. How does one review a book that begins with a chapter entitled, “This Blessed Land,” in which the author...

The Philosopher Poet

Of Philosophers and Kings: Political Philosophy in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and King Lear by Leon Harold Craig. University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Canada), 406 pp., $29.95 paper, 2001. Of Philosophers and Kings is an unfashionable book in the best sense of the...

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