Edwards: From the Beginning of the Right

Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty by Lee Edwards. ISI Books, 2017. Hardcover, 378 pages, $29.95. In his lively new memoir Just Right, Lee Edwards remarks that four distinct groups have molded the modern American conservative movement: “philosophers” like...

First States, then Nation

The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765–1800 by Aaron N. Coleman. Lexington Books, 2016. Paper, 259 pages, $46.99. In 1867, exulting in the Union victory in the Civil War, Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner asked...

The Ark of Tradition

Roman Catholicism and Political Form by Carl Schmitt, translated by G. L. Ulmen. Praeger, (1923) 1996. Hardcover, 112 pages, $94. In Carl Schmitt’s masterful but underappreciated essay of 1923, Roman Catholicism and Political Form—written well before his apostasy to...

The Education of Franklin Foer

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer. Penguin Press, 2017. Hardcover, 272 pages, $27. “What could become of such a child of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when he should wake up to find himself required to play the game of...

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