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Tod Lindberg

Tod Lindberg

Tod Lindberg is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His poem “The Apology of Patroculus” appeared in the October 2016 issue of Commentary.

The High-Cholesterol State Demosclerosis: The Silent Killer of American Government. by Jonathan Rauch. Times Books. 250 pp. $22.00. “Demosclerosis,” in Jonathan Rauch’s diagnosis, is “government’s progressive loss of the...

Aquarius at Middle Age Do you Believe in Magic? The Second Coming of the Sixties Generation. by Annie Gottlieb. Times Books. 409 pp. $19.95. “See if these excerpts,” advises...

. . . Europe was my true home—I loved the sheer antiquity and asymmetry that made it so different from modern, four-square America. . ....

SUCH, such is the power of New York in the imagination that many people- I count myself among them-declare upon arriv- ing that they will...

It is four years now since the publication of George Gilder’s Wealth and Poverty, a book generally considered to be the most important and lucid...

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. was controversial from the moment it was put forward as an idea; the controversy increased...

Etiquette for the 80’s Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior. by Judith Martin. Atheneum. 745 pp. $19.95. A little more than a hundred years ago, Clara Sophia Bloom-field-Moore,...