It Will Mean What the Words Say!

It Will Mean What the Words Say!

The Essential Works of Thomas More Ed. by Gerard B. Wegemer and Stephen W. Smith. Yale University Press, 2020. Hardcover, 1520 pages, $100. Reviewed by Kenneth Craycraft Three scenes from A Man for All Seasons, Robert Bolt’s play about the elevation and martyrdom of...
Why We’re All Playing Identity Politics

Why We’re All Playing Identity Politics

Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein. Simon & Schuster, 2020. Hardcover, 336 pages, $28. Reviewed by Austin Coffey Ezra Klein—the political journalist, blogger, former cable news host, co-founder of Vox, and current editor-at-large thereof—has published his first...
Varieties of the British Right

Varieties of the British Right

Neo-Tories: The Revolt of British Conservatives against Democracy and Political Modernity (1929–1939) by Bernhard Dietz. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Hardcover, 328 pages, $120 (Paper, $40.) Reviewed by James Baresel One could easily suspect that a book with the title...
An Originalist Proposal

An Originalist Proposal

By Dan Whitehead Inspired by Adrian Vermeule’s essay, “Beyond Originalism,” and to assuage the rankled feelings of right-liberals, who only muster up the tired reductio ad hitlerum as a counterargument, I propose a theory of common-good constitutionalism that fits...
Dorothy L. Sayers’s Tough Love

Dorothy L. Sayers’s Tough Love

The Gospel in Dorothy L. Sayers: Selections from Her Novels, Plays, Letters, and Essays Edited by Carole Vanderhoof. Plough Publishing House, 2018. Paperback, 241 pages, $18. Reviewed by Emina Melonic Famously called by C. S. Lewis “gleefully ogreish,” Dorothy L....

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