Universal and Territorial: The American Republic

Universal and Territorial: The American Republic

Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger From my view, the two classic sources are G. K. Chesterton and Orestes Brownson. What Chesterton, our friendly and endlessly ironic English critic, saw in America was “the romance of the citizen.” For...
The Proxy War

The Proxy War

Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger The fight over immigration is a proxy war. The absolute number of immigrants to be welcomed into the country is only a secondary question: the primary question is how that number should be arrived at. There is...

What We’re Reading (Summer 2016)

From Newman to MacArthur and children’s drama to philosophy and poetry, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists. Adam Schwartz C. S. Lewis once observed that a scholar’s professional and pleasure reading are often indistinguishable. I...

What We’re Reading (Summer 2015)

From Waterloo to Palomar, from children’s fiction to philosophy, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists. Eve Tushnet I hope to spend this summer soaking up the sun with Los Bros. Hernandez’s epic comic book series “Love and Rockets.” The...

The Pink Police State and Risk

James Poulos, whom the Bookman interviewed in 2009 about “postmodern conservatism,” recently wrote a series of pieces for The Federalist on what he describes as the “pink police state,” a kind of totalitarian regime that neither contemporary liberalism nor...

The Worseness Accelerating

James Poulos, whom the Bookman interviewed in 2009 about “postmodern conservatism,” recently wrote a series of pieces for the Federalist on what he describes as the “pink police state,” a kind of totalitarian regime that neither contemporary liberalism nor...

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