History Is Never Certain

History Is Never Certain

The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville By Olivier Zunz. Princeton University Press, 2022. Hardcover, 472 pages, $35. Reviewed by Sarah Gustafson. In years since Alexis de Tocqueville’s death in 1859, his popularity has ebbed and flowed...
Reading Dante on His Terms

Reading Dante on His Terms

Love’s Scribe: Reading Dante in the Book of Creation By Andrew Frisardi. Angelico Press, 2020. Paperback, 272 pages, $19.95. Reviewed by Ethan McGuire. Dante Alighieri, the Supreme Poet, was an intellectual and a member of the elite of his time, albeit not always in...
In Memory Of Gerald J. Russello, 1971-2021

In Memory Of Gerald J. Russello, 1971-2021

by Eugene Schlanger   We begin again to recall the dead. Poets and lyricists often attempt To reimagine their companions and friends. And then, along comes a younger death That upsets the usual complacency.   At our luncheons all things seemed possible, As...
Men Rode to Catraeth

Men Rode to Catraeth

The Gododdin: Lament for the Fallen Translated by Gillian Clarke. Faber & Faber, 2021. Hardcover, 144 pages, $19.95. Reviewed by David J. Davis. At the end of the sixth century, a Celtic British tribe known as the Gododdin met an army of invading Angles at the...
American Hegemony in Higher Education

American Hegemony in Higher Education

Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China By William C. Kirby. Harvard University Press, 2022. Hardcover, 504 pages, $37.95. Reviewed by Lee Trepanier. In September U.S. News & World Report released its much-resented but...
The Causes of Moral Agency

The Causes of Moral Agency

Agency: The Four Point Plan (F.R.E.E.) for ALL Children to Overcome the Victimhood Narrative and Discover Their Pathway to Power By Ian V. Rowe. Templeton Press, 2022. Hardcover, 304 pages, $24.95. Reviewed by Rachel Ferguson. The debate over moral agency—whether it...

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