A District in Play

A District in Play

Spitalfields: The History of a Nation in a Handful of Streets by Dan Cruickshank. Random House, (2016) 2018. Paperback, 763 pages, $24 Reviewed by Derek Turner Every morning, I would be awakened by the cockerel across the road, and open the curtains to see an array of...
Dropouts from a Mercenary Society

Dropouts from a Mercenary Society

The Bump on Brannigan’s Head by Myles Connolly with an introduction and notes by Stephen Mirarchi. Cluny Media, (1950) 2018. Paperback, 252 pages, $18. Dan England and the Noonday Devil Myles Connolly, with an introduction and notes by Stephen Mirarchi. Cluny Media,...
At the Suffrage of the State

At the Suffrage of the State

Liberal Suppression: 501(c)(3) and the Taxation of Speech by Philip Hamburger. University of Chicago, 2018. Hardcover, 432 pages, $55. Reviewed by Bruce Frohnen Why read legal history, especially if you are not a lawyer? The field is dominated by specialists and...
Sour ’68

Sour ’68

by Joseph Bottum and Justin L. Blessinger Ever feel like 2018 is 1968 come back from the grave? Hello Darkness, my old friend, Simon and Garfunkel sang in the 1960s, I’ve come to talk with you again. Fifty years on, as 2018 winds down to a sour expiration, like the...
An Inherently Meaningful Cosmos

An Inherently Meaningful Cosmos

The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, & Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain. Edited by Sørina Higgins. Apocryphile Press, 2017. Paperback, 566 pages, $50. Reviewed by Ben Lockerd If a new scholarly publication has me...

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