Long Live the Greeks

Long Live the Greeks

The Greeks: A Global History  by Roderick Beaton. Basic Books, 2021. Hardback, 608 pages, $35. Reviewed by Casey Chalk It is remarkable to consider the contribution of Greek civilization to the pillars of the Western world. Much of American (and Western) political...
Lessons of Nationalism

Lessons of Nationalism

Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire By Katja Hoyer. Pegasus Books, 2021. Hardcover, 272 pages, $27.95. Reviewed by Casey Chalk Today the word nationalism provokes immediate fears of a resurgent “blood and soil” fascism. Nationalism stokes “racist or...
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...

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