Making Tories and Whigs

Making Tories and Whigs

The Persistence of Party: Ideas of Harmonious Discord in Eighteenth-Century Britain by Max Skjönsberg. Cambridge University Press, 2021. Hardcover, 350 pages, $100. Reviewed by John G. Grove The “long” eighteenth century has proven to be one of the most fertile...
Spengler, Toynbee, Burnham, and the Decline of the West

Spengler, Toynbee, Burnham, and the Decline of the West

by Francis P. Sempa In the United States, public schools are seeking to discredit the founding principles of our nation. In our major cities, rioting, looting, and crime go unpunished and in some cases are applauded by civil authorities. Left-wing district attorneys...
Inside the Revolutionary Mind

Inside the Revolutionary Mind

Revolutionary Monsters: Five Men Who Turned Liberation Into Tyranny. by Donald T. Crichlow. Regnery, 2021. Hardcover, 206 pages, $30. Reviewed by Jason C. Phillips “These monsters wore the masks of liberators, hiding the malevolence of hubris that comes when men...
Restoring the Role of the Citizen

Restoring the Role of the Citizen

The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America By Victor Davis Hanson. Basic Books, 2021. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30. Reviewed by Jeffrey Folks Victor Davis Hanson’s The Dying Citizen makes a substantial...
The Politics of Scale

The Politics of Scale

The Political Philosophy of the European City: From Polis through City-State, to Megalopolis? By Ferenc Hörcher. Lexington Books, 2021. Hardback, 298 pages, $110. Reviewed by Simon P. Kennedy I grew up in a small city at the southern end of the Australian mainland. It...
Recovering the Politics of Prudence

Recovering the Politics of Prudence

A Political Philosophy of Conservatism: Prudence, Moderation, and Tradition by Ferenc Hörcher Bloomsbury Academic, 2021 Paperback, 216 pages, $39.95. Reviewed by Karl Gustel Wärnberg Political theory has for the past few centuries placed justice at the center of...

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