Why, and How, to Live

Why, and How, to Live

Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times by Leon R. Kass. Encounter Books, [2017] 2020. Hardcover, 407 pages, $21. Reviewed by Jeffrey Folks Leading a Worthy Life is in large part the intellectual and spiritual autobiography of one of America’s leading...
Liberty, or Liberties, or Leviathan?

Liberty, or Liberties, or Leviathan?

The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law by Joseph Tartakovsky. Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 320 pages, $26. Reviewed by Jeffrey J. Folks Joseph Tartakovsky’s Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that...
Scruton, Defender of the Past

Scruton, Defender of the Past

Jeffrey Folks Roger Scruton was the author of over fifty books and of a great many articles and notes. He taught at Birkbeck College, London, from 1971 to 1992, and later part-time at other universities, and he was a prominent speaker at conferences and institutes,...
Scalia’s Applied Faith

Scalia’s Applied Faith

On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer by Antonin Scalia. Edited by Christopher J. Scalia and Edward Whelan. Crown Forum, 2019. Hardcover, 256 pages, $22. Reviewed by Jeffrey Folks Antonin Scalia was a faithful and patriotic man who devoted his life to the...
An Historian’s Evolving Vision of Mankind

An Historian’s Evolving Vision of Mankind

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. Spiegel and Grau, 2018. Hardcover, 400 pages, $28. Reviewed by Jeffrey Folks Yuval Noah Harari is a brilliant historian teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His 2015 bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History...

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