Transcending the ‘Good Old Days’

Transcending the ‘Good Old Days’

Last Summer Boys: A Novel by Bill Rivers Lake Union Publishing, 2022 Paperback, 285 pages, $14.95 Reviewed by Ashlee Cowles Nostalgia is a word often used in reference to works of fiction like Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine and Stephen King’s novella “The Body,” which...
A Grateful Defense of the West

A Grateful Defense of the West

The War on the West by Douglas Murray Broadside Books, 2022 Hardcover, 320 pages, $27.99 Reviewed by Henry George Douglas Murray opens The War on the West with the line, “In recent years it has become clear that there is a war going on: a war on the West.… It is a...
Churchill’s Flawed Afterlife

Churchill’s Flawed Afterlife

Churchill’s Shadow: The Life and Afterlife of Winston Churchill By Geoffrey Wheatcroft. W.W. Norton and Company, 2021. Hardcover, 640 pages, $40. Reviewed by John P. Rossi. In this new study of Winston Churchill’s life and (especially) his afterlife, Geoffrey...
Letting the Princess Out of the Castle

Letting the Princess Out of the Castle

How to Raise a Conservative Daughter by Michelle Easton. Regnery, 2021. Hardcover, 256 pages. $29. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner The challenges facing conservative parents seem to multiply by the day. How-to guides exist for any and everything under the sun, but what...
Conservatism Balanced and Unbalanced

Conservatism Balanced and Unbalanced

The Right: The Hundred Year War for American Conservatism by Matthew Continetti. Basic Books, 2022. Hardback, 496 pages, $32. Reviewed by Paul Krause The election of Donald Trump in 2016 marked a watershed moment for American politics and in particular for the...
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...

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