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...
Two Leaders at War

Two Leaders at War

Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War by Lewis E. Lehrman. Stackpole Books, 2018. Hardcover, 526 pages, $35. Reviewed by Chuck Chalberg Studies abound on Lincoln and Churchill. And why not? Each statesman deserves the attention he has received and will continue to...

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