The Education of Clarence Thomas

The Education of Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution by Myron Magnet. Encounter, 2019. Hardcover, 168 pages, $24. Reviewed by Peter Wood Clarence Thomas graduated cum laude from the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts in 1971 and received a J.D. from Yale University in 1974....
Enlisting in Meaning

Enlisting in Meaning

Did You Kill Anyone? Reunderstanding My Military Experience As A Critique of Modern Culture by Scott Beauchamp Zero Books, 2020. Paperback, 144 pages, $17. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr The first time I considered enlisting in the U.S. Navy, I was eighteen years old,...
Language, Chance, and Science

Language, Chance, and Science

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language by John H. McWhorter. Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 208 pages, $20. Reviewed by Gene Callahan John H. McWhorter is a linguist at Columbia University, and a fascinating and sometimes...
History’s Untouchables

History’s Untouchables

Who, or What, Dropped the Atom Bombs? Bridging the Atomic Divide: Debating Japan–U.S. Attitudes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Harry Wray and Seishiro Sugihara. Lexington Books, 2019. Hardcover, 340 pages, $115. Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of...

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