The Grandiose Moralist

The Grandiose Moralist

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks. Random House, 2019. Hardcover, 384 pages, $28. Reviewed by Paul Brian David Brooks has a new book full of old ideas—and a lot of self-righteous platitudes thrown in for good measure. The Second Mountain...
The Loyalist Arguments

The Loyalist Arguments

God against the Revolution: The Loyalist Clergy’s Case against the American Revolution by Gregg L. Frazer. University Press of Kansas, 2018. Hardcover, 320 pages, $35. Reviewed by William Anthony Hay Historians over recent decades have put considerable effort...
The Third Tolkien on View

The Third Tolkien on View

By Michael Toscano When Mabel Tolkien died on November 14, 1904, in a diabetic coma, her two sons, Ronald and Hilary, twelve and ten years of age, were passed to the legal guardianship of Fr. Francis Xavier Morgan, a priest of the Birmingham Oratory, founded less than...

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