Killing the Boomers

Killing the Boomers

Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster by Helen Andrews. Sentinel, 2021. Hardcover, 256 pages, $27. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr My history thesis advisor in college was fond of saying that one of the main drivers in new scholarship is...
Great Power Competition Is Like a Bad Designer Drug

Great Power Competition Is Like a Bad Designer Drug

We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power by Jason Blakely. Oxford University Press, 2020. Paperback, 184 pages, $28. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr It is perhaps the most infamous quotation from the George W. Bush years. Karl Rove has...
Sources for Rebuilding

Sources for Rebuilding

A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream by Yuval Levin. Basic Books, 2020. Hardcover, 256 pages, $28. By Anthony M. Barr “When they were filled, he said unto his...
A More Hallowed Society

A More Hallowed Society

The Lawgivers: The Parallel Lives of Numa Pompilius and Lycurgus of Sparta Translated by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks. CiRCE Institute, 2019. Paperback, 167 pages, $19. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr Plutarch’s Lives is one of the most illuminating works written in...
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,...

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