The Paradoxical Ideology

The Paradoxical Ideology

The Ideology of Democratism By Emily B. Finley. Oxford University Press, 2022. Hardcover, 232 pages, $54.00. Reviewed by Lee Trepanier. A new poll by the University of Virginia Center of Politics found that American voters have a mutual mistrust of the other side and...
The Conscience of a Nation

The Conscience of a Nation

The Darkened Light of Faith: Race, Democracy, and Freedom in African American Political Thought By Melvin L. Rogers. Princeton University Press, 2023. Hardcover, 400 pages, $35.00. Reviewed by Lee Trepanier. African American political thought has seen a resurgence in...
Squeezing Out Virtue and Beauty

Squeezing Out Virtue and Beauty

Centers for Teaching and Learning: The New Landscape in Higher Education By Mary C. Wright. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023. Hardcover, 296 pages, $39.95. Reviewed by Lee Trepanier. The most recent permanent fixtures on college campuses are Centers of Teaching...
Essentially Lying About the Left and Right

Essentially Lying About the Left and Right

The Myth of Left and Right: How the Political Spectrum Misleads and Harms America By Verlan Lewis and Hyrum Lewis.  Oxford University Press, 2023. Hardcover, 168 pages, $99. Reviewed by Lee Trepanier. In school, media, and politics, we are taught that people see the...
Why We Need Beauty

Why We Need Beauty

A Philosophy of Beauty: Shaftesbury on Nature, Virtue, and Art By Michael B. Gill.  Princeton University Press, 2022. Hardcover, 248 pages, $39.95. Reviewed by Lee Trepanier. Now neglected in the Western canon, Shaftesbury’s Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions,...