Dictatorship and the Common Man

Dictatorship and the Common Man

China Unbound: A New World Disorder By Joanna Chiu. House of Anansi Press, 2021. Paperback, 304 pages, $20. Reviewed by Jason Morgan For most of the Donald Trump presidency, the news in the United States about the People’s Republic of China was edged with great-power...
Long Live the Greeks

Long Live the Greeks

The Greeks: A Global History  by Roderick Beaton. Basic Books, 2021. Hardback, 608 pages, $35. Reviewed by Casey Chalk It is remarkable to consider the contribution of Greek civilization to the pillars of the Western world. Much of American (and Western) political...
The Virtues of a ‘Laid Back’ Foreign Policy

The Virtues of a ‘Laid Back’ Foreign Policy

The Stupidity of War: American Foreign Policy and the Case for Complacency by John Mueller. Cambridge University Press, 2021. Hardback, 342 pages, $28. Reviewed by Michael J. Ard John Mueller, professor emeritus from the Ohio State University, has long questioned the...
In Moods Both Wild and Quiet

In Moods Both Wild and Quiet

Strange Gods of the Prairie edited by Jason Ryberg and John Dorsey. Spartan Press, 2021. Paperback, 250 pages, $15. Reviewed by Christopher Landrum Strange Gods of the Prairie is an anthology by the Gasconade Review of Bell, Missouri, comprising 150 poetic works...
Conservatism? What a Concept

Conservatism? What a Concept

Conservatism (Key Concepts in Political Theory) by Edmund Neill. Polity, 2021. Paperback, 180 pages, $19.95 Reviewed by Daniel Pitt Edmund Neill, in a chapter called “Defining Conservatism,” tells us that this “book seeks to define the concept of conservatism.” To do...
Diaries of a Poor Judge of Character

Diaries of a Poor Judge of Character

Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume Two): 1938–43 Edited by Simon Heffer. Hutchinson, 2021. Hardcover, 1120 pages, $45.90. Reviewed by John Rossi “Chips” Channon was born in Chicago in 1897 to a moderately wealthy family. During the First World War he served in...

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