Long Live the Greeks

Long Live the Greeks

The Greeks: A Global History  by Roderick Beaton. Basic Books, 2021. Hardback, 608 pages, $35. Reviewed by Casey Chalk It is remarkable to consider the contribution of Greek civilization to the pillars of the Western world. Much of American (and Western) political...
The Virtues of a ‘Laid Back’ Foreign Policy

The Virtues of a ‘Laid Back’ Foreign Policy

The Stupidity of War: American Foreign Policy and the Case for Complacency by John Mueller. Cambridge University Press, 2021. Hardback, 342 pages, $28. Reviewed by Michael J. Ard John Mueller, professor emeritus from the Ohio State University, has long questioned the...
This Comes of Settling a Country

This Comes of Settling a Country

Freedom by Sebastian Junger Simon & Schuster, 2021. Hardback, 160 pages, $26. Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl An example of freedom is a bird being let out of a cage, or a prisoner being released from prison after serving a certain amount of time, or a woman...
In Moods Both Wild and Quiet

In Moods Both Wild and Quiet

Strange Gods of the Prairie edited by Jason Ryberg and John Dorsey. Spartan Press, 2021. Paperback, 250 pages, $15. Reviewed by Christopher Landrum Strange Gods of the Prairie is an anthology by the Gasconade Review of Bell, Missouri, comprising 150 poetic works...
Conservatism? What a Concept

Conservatism? What a Concept

Conservatism (Key Concepts in Political Theory) by Edmund Neill. Polity, 2021. Paperback, 180 pages, $19.95 Reviewed by Daniel Pitt Edmund Neill, in a chapter called “Defining Conservatism,” tells us that this “book seeks to define the concept of conservatism.” To do...
Happy with Aquinas

Happy with Aquinas

Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purposeby J. Budziszewski. Cambridge University Press, 2020. Paperback, 704 pages, $40. Reviewed by Jesse Russell St. Thomas Aquinas has been one of the principal intellectual mainstays of post-World...
Diaries of a Poor Judge of Character

Diaries of a Poor Judge of Character

Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume Two): 1938–43 Edited by Simon Heffer. Hutchinson, 2021. Hardcover, 1120 pages, $45.90. Reviewed by John Rossi “Chips” Channon was born in Chicago in 1897 to a moderately wealthy family. During the First World War he served in...
Bolshevism, Truth, and Ancient Greek Philosophy

Bolshevism, Truth, and Ancient Greek Philosophy

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four Redux By Pedro Blas González Beginning in the early twentieth century, Bolshevism’s incessant propaganda and disinformation campaigns have made it next to impossible, even for thoughtful persons, to separate appearance from reality...
Originalism on American Terms

Originalism on American Terms

America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding by Robert R. Reilly. Ignatius Press, 2020. Hardcover, 384 pages, $28. Originalism’s Promise: A Natural Law Account of the American Constitution by Lee J. Strang. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Paperback, 326 pages, $35....
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