Sowing Seeds in Useless Fields

Sowing Seeds in Useless Fields

The Death of Learning: How American Education Has Failed Our Students And What to Do About It  by John Agresto. Encounter Books, 2022. Paperback, 272 pages, $30.99. Reviewed by Robert Grant Price. Successful interventions begin by telling the truth. The intervenor...
Whose Truth? Whose Power? 

Whose Truth? Whose Power? 

Slave State: Rereading Orwell’s 1984  by David Lowenthal. St. Augustine’s Press, 2021. Paperback, 100 pages, $14. Reviewed by Robert Grant Price. It is impossible to mention George Orwell’s name, let alone write about him (i.e., such and such is “Orwellian”), without...
Laugh, It’ll Be Alright

Laugh, It’ll Be Alright

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from The Cultural Abyss by Peter Kreeft. Ignatius Press, 2021. Paperback, 182 pages, $17.95. Reviewed by Robert Grant Price. One caricature of a conservative is a man (always old, always white) shouting at clouds....
Forgetting the Fifth Horseman

Forgetting the Fifth Horseman

A reflection on Dark Age Ahead, by Jane Jacobs (Random House, 2004) By Robert Grant Price “Hindsight may well expose my blind spots,” Jane Jacobs, the famed urbanist, wrote in Dark Age Ahead, the last book she wrote before her death at the age of 89. As a final...
The Never-Ending Threat of Utopia

The Never-Ending Threat of Utopia

The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class by Joel Kotkin. Encounter Books, 2020. Hardcover, 288 pages, $29. Reviewed by Robert Grant Price Feudal times are here again. This is a thesis Joel Kotkin hammers to a fine point in The Coming of...

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