The Conscience of a Nation

The Conscience of a Nation

The Darkened Light of Faith: Race, Democracy, and Freedom in African American Political Thought By Melvin L. Rogers. Princeton University Press, 2023. Hardcover, 400 pages, $35.00. Reviewed by Lee Trepanier. African American political thought has seen a resurgence in...
Paul Johnson (1937-2023): A Valediction

Paul Johnson (1937-2023): A Valediction

By M. D. Aeschliman. The prolific English historian and journalist Paul Johnson died two months ago and there was no dearth of substantial obituaries in the British and American media, for both of which he wrote frequently and influentially for sixty years....
Making Tories and Whigs

Making Tories and Whigs

The Persistence of Party: Ideas of Harmonious Discord in Eighteenth-Century Britain by Max Skjönsberg. Cambridge University Press, 2021. Hardcover, 350 pages, $100. Reviewed by John G. Grove The “long” eighteenth century has proven to be one of the most fertile...
A. J. P. Taylor’s History of England

A. J. P. Taylor’s History of England

The Book that Shaped the Study of England Between the Wars English History, 1914–1945. The Oxford History of England, Volume XV. by A. J. P. Taylor. Oxford University Press, 1965. By John Rossi Alan John Percivale Taylor (1906–1990) was the “bad boy” of the...