Not in Kansas

Not in Kansas

Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy. By Batya Ungar-Sargon. Encounter Books, 2021. Hardcover, 234 pages, $28.99. Reviewed by John C. “Chuck” Chalberg. Do you remember a book by Thomas Frank published not too many years ago?  Its unusual title was...
Can Progressivism Be Reversed?

Can Progressivism Be Reversed?

America Transformed: The Rise and Legacy of American Progressivism by Ronald J. Pestritto. Encounter Books, 2021. Hardcover, 288 pages, $29. Reviewed by John C. Chalberg If Ronald Pestritto is right, then Barack Obama was wrong. Recall candidate Obama’s now famous (or...
Worth a Second Reading

Worth a Second Reading

Second Readings: Literary, Philosophical & Liturgical Essays by James V. Schall, S.J. American Chesterton Society Books, 2020. Paperback, 293 pages, $14.95. Reviewed by John C. Chalberg Father James Schall is a permanent treasure, a treasure who has now gone on...
Progressing to Nowhere?

Progressing to Nowhere?

Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea by Bradley C. S. Watson. University of Notre Dame Press, 2020. Hardcover, 251 pages, $45. Reviewed by John C. Chalberg Just who were the original progressives of a century ago? They reached all the way from Social...
Members of the Club

Members of the Club

The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age By Leo Damrosch. Yale University Press, 2019. Hardcover, 473 pages, $30. Reviewed by John C. Chalberg Better than a century ago G. K. Chesterton found much that was wrong with his world. In his...

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