A Singular Universal

A Singular Universal

The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene by Richard Greene. W. W. Norton, 2021. Hardcover, xvi + 591 pp., $40. Reviewed by Adam Schwartz Jean-Paul Sartre once classified Gustave Flaubert as a “singular universal.” For Sartre, such a writer’s oeuvre becomes a...
Have We Forgotten Solzhenitsyn?

Have We Forgotten Solzhenitsyn?

Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul and the West Edited by David P. Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson. University of Notre Dame Press, 2020. Hardcover, 400 pages, $60. Reviewed by Jeremy A. Kee The world is not changed by those whose voices are joined...
Class Power and Cultural Blindspots

Class Power and Cultural Blindspots

The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite by Michael Lind. Penguin, 2020. Hardcover, 193 pages, $25. Reviewed by Bruce P. Frohnen The rise of populist movements throughout the West and the intense, angry response to them from technocratic elites...
Can the State Punish Thoughtcrime?

Can the State Punish Thoughtcrime?

A Melanchthonian Analysis E. J. Hutchinson There have been a slew of comments in recent months suggesting that ideological woke progressivism is a new religion manqué (the reference to the left hand is intentional), a bottomless reservoir both of false...
What the Humanities Battle Is For

What the Humanities Battle Is For

The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today by Eric Adler. Oxford University Press, 2020. Hardcover, 272 pages, $35. Reviewed by Jessica Hooten Wilson We’ve become accustomed to the “battle” language with regards to the...
Putting Burke into Action

Putting Burke into Action

Metternich: Strategist and Visionary by Wolfram Siemann. Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2019. Hardcover, 928 pages, $40. Reviewed by James Baresel Few nineteenth-century statesman are as famed for their positive contributions to Europe’s practical politics as...

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