England’s Real-Time Wendell Berry

England’s Real-Time Wendell Berry

At the Field’s Edge: Adrian Bell and the English Countryside By Richard Hawking. The Crowood Press, 2019. Hardcover, 222 pages, $45. Reviewed by Robert Grano The name Adrian Bell will be unfamiliar to the great majority of American readers, and even in his native...
Rethinking Association

Rethinking Association

Why Associations Matter: The Case for First Amendment Pluralism by Luke C. Sheahan. University Press of Kansas, 2020. Hardcover, 227 pages, $35. Reviewed by Bruce P. Frohnen On one level Luke Sheahan’s excellent book is a practical, lawyerly brief aiming to correct a...
Tories and True Believers

Tories and True Believers

Small Men on the Wrong Side of History: The Decline, Fall, and Unlikely Return of Conservatism By Ed West. London: Constable, 2020. Hardcover, 426 pages, $29. Reviewed by Derek Turner The story of conservatism since 1945 has been one of failure wrapped up in frequent...
From Caliphate to Nation States

From Caliphate to Nation States

Sunnis and Shi’a: A Political History by Laurence Louër. Princeton University Press, 2020. Hardcover, 240 pages, $29.95. Reviewed by Garrett Robinson With the death of Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of Muhammad and the third imam, at the Battle of Karbala in 680, the unity...
Mobocracy and the Founding

Mobocracy and the Founding

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America By T. H. Breen. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Hardcover, 216 pages, $30. Reviewed by Jason Ross In the midst of a wave of populist revolutions upsetting global politics, Timothy...

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