Restoring the Role of the Citizen

Restoring the Role of the Citizen

The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America By Victor Davis Hanson. Basic Books, 2021. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30. Reviewed by Jeffrey Folks Victor Davis Hanson’s The Dying Citizen makes a substantial...
Diagnosing a New Despotism

Diagnosing a New Despotism

Who Rules? Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Fate of Freedom in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Roger Kimball. Encounter Books, 2020. Hardcover, 128 pages, $22.50 Reviewed by Jeffrey Folks Who Rules? is a valuable collection of essays by some of today’s finest...
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,...

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