What Lasch Knew

What Lasch Knew

The Topeka School: A Novel by Ben Lerner. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. Hardcover, 304 pages, $27. Reviewed by Jon K. Lauck Ben Lerner has written an intense new novel that will mark our cultural moment for some time, even in these strange days, but in ways that,...
The Nation’s First Architect

The Nation’s First Architect

Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe by Jean H. Baker. Oxford University Press, 2020. Hardcover, 304 pages, $35. Reviewed by Addison Del Mastro Benjamin Henry Latrobe is, in two ways, not Pierre L’Enfant—he was not, despite his surname, French; and he...
Nietzsche’s Puritan Warriors

Nietzsche’s Puritan Warriors

Power and Purity: The Unholy Marriage That Spawned America’s Social Justice Warriors by Mark T. Mitchell. Regnery Gateway, 2020. Hardcover, 148 pages, $27. Reviewed by John Ehrett It is unfortunate that Mark T. Mitchell’s Power and Purity: The Unholy Marriage That...
The Rise of Sexless Moralism?

The Rise of Sexless Moralism?

By Titus Techera American pop culture has quickly moved on from Game of Thrones to The Mandalorian. From HBO to Disney. From putting the adult in adultery to infantilizing everything virtual reality can infantilize, which is virtually everything, of course. From...

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