Prophets of Paradise?

Prophets of Paradise?

Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations by Nicholas Carr. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016. Hardcover, 360 pages, $15. Reviewed by Jacob Bruggeman Historians and science fiction writers, philosophers and some politicians, have for decades warned us of the...
Defending Against the Old Chaos

Defending Against the Old Chaos

The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire by A. Wess Mitchell. Princeton University Press, 2018. Hardcover, 416 pages, $35. Reviewed by Francis P. Sempa Between 1700 and 1866, the Austrian Habsburgs skillfully navigated the great power politics of Europe, withstanding...
Not Enough Argument

Not Enough Argument

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World by Samuel Moyn. Belknap Press, 2018. Hardcover, 264 pages, $30. Reviewed by Oliver Traldi In 1971, the analytically minded linguist Noam Chomsky debated the postmodern theorist Michel Foucault. Both leftists, they...
Eleven New Ghostly Tales

Eleven New Ghostly Tales

Lady Stanhope’s Manuscript and Other Stories by Dale Nelson. Nodens Books, 2017. Paperback, 206 pages, $16. Reviewed by Robert Grano In Russell Kirk’s essay “A Cautionary Note on the Ghostly Tale” he quotes ghost story writer Gerald Heard as once telling him that “the...
Sandel in China

Sandel in China

Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy Michael J. Sandel and Paul J. D’Ambrosio. Harvard University Press, 2018. Hardcover, 320 pages, $30. Reviewed by Jason Morgan During the twentieth century, liberals such as John Rawls, Friedrich Hayek, Milton...
Caddyshack and the Counterculture Takeover of American Humor

Caddyshack and the Counterculture Takeover of American Humor

Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story by Chris Nashawaty. Flatiron books, 2018. Hardcover, 304 pages, $27. Reviewed by Mark Judge When I was in college in the 1980s in I worked at a movie theater in Maryland, the Bethesda Cinema ’n’ Drafthouse. The...

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