Too Much Reality?

Amends: A Novel by Eve Tushnet. CreateSpace, 2015. Paper, 330 pages, $14. Eve Tushnet’s self-published debut novel Amends is at full gallop out of the gate: J. Malachi MacCool was born in Berkeley, California, in the last decade of the Cold War, to parents who...

A Circle of Instigators

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015. 644 pp., $35.00 cloth. Evelyn Waugh once complained that during the twentieth century, certain literary coteries had “ganged up and captured” an age’s...

The Start of the Division of Europe

After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe by Michael Jones. New American Library, 2015. Hardcover, pp. 374, $28. On 30 April 1945, when Russian troops were but four hundred yards away from his underground headquarters, Adolf Hitler killed himself. The...

A Lived, not ‘Living’ Constitution

The Constitution: An Introduction by Michael S. Paulsen and Luke Paulsen. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 368 pages, $30. A wonderful initiation to the nation’s charter, The Constitution: An Introduction provides insights into not only the document itself, but the...

After Consensus Ends

A conversation with with James Piereson. The University Bookman is pleased to present this discussion with James Piereson on his recent book, Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order, from Encounter Books. Mr. Piereson is...

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