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,...
Reclaiming a Place for Conversation

Reclaiming a Place for Conversation

Them: Why We Hate Each Other—And How to Heal by Ben Sasse St. Martin’s Press, 2018. Hardcover, 288 pages, $29. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr Conservatives in twenty-first century America often fear an assortment of boogeymen that may or may not actually exist. Whether...
Your Political Opponent Might Be Human

Your Political Opponent Might Be Human

The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis by Martha Nussbaum. Simon & Schuster, 2018. Hardcover, 249 pages, $17. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr In the preface to her recent book The Monarchy of Fear, philosopher Martha Nussbaum observes that...

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