Not in Kansas

Not in Kansas

Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy. By Batya Ungar-Sargon. Encounter Books, 2021. Hardcover, 234 pages, $28.99. Reviewed by John C. “Chuck” Chalberg. Do you remember a book by Thomas Frank published not too many years ago?  Its unusual title was...
Remedies for our Economic Ailments

Remedies for our Economic Ailments

Visible Hand: A Wealth of Notions on the Miracle of the Market by Matthew Hennessey. Encounter Books, 2022. Paperback, 248 pages, $28. Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How to Fix It By Steve Forbes, Nathan Lewis, and Elizabeth Ames Encounter Books, 2022....
Dictatorship and the Common Man

Dictatorship and the Common Man

China Unbound: A New World Disorder By Joanna Chiu. House of Anansi Press, 2021. Paperback, 304 pages, $20. Reviewed by Jason Morgan For most of the Donald Trump presidency, the news in the United States about the People’s Republic of China was edged with great-power...
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...

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