Appropriating the Goods of Reactionary Conservatism

Appropriating the Goods of Reactionary Conservatism

The Reactionary Mind: Why “Conservative” Isn’t Enough by Michael Warren Davis. Regnery, 2021. Hardcover, 256 pages, $28.99. Reviewed by Casey Chalk There’s a common interaction my wife and I have with people when we are out with our four young children. The stranger...
Democracy and Iniquity

Democracy and Iniquity

We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Future of American Democracy by Robert Tracy McKenzie. IVP Academic, 2021. Hardcover, 304 pages, $28. Reviewed by Casey Chalk As U.S. troops continued their exit from Afghanistan this summer, a former high-school history...
The Sinai Revolution and American Ordered Liberty

The Sinai Revolution and American Ordered Liberty

The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai’s Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom By Os Guinness. InterVarsity Press, 2021. Hardcover, 288 pages, $25. Reviewed by Casey Chalk Conservatives are by default skeptical of revolutions. British statesman Edmund Burke in his...
How to Read the News and Stay Happy

How to Read the News and Stay Happy

Reading the Times: A Literary and Theological Inquiry into the News by Jeffrey Bilbro. InterVarsity Press, 2021. Hardcover, 200 pages, $24. Reviewed by Casey Chalk “We’re going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning,” proclaimed then-presidential candidate...
Naive Virtue?

Naive Virtue?

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks. Harper, 2020. Hardcover, 416 pages, $30. Reviewed by Casey Chalk A classic, said Mark Twain, is “a book which people praise but don’t...

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