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Wilfred M. McClay

Wilfred M. McClay

Wilfred M. McClay is an American intellectual historian, a noted conservative public intellectual, and the current occupant of the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma.

In the wake of the murderous 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, one began to hear a great deal of talk about the appropriate...

A Point in Time: The Search for Redemption in This Life and the Next By David Horowitz Regnery, 256 pages There are only...

The following is from our November issue. Forty-one symposium contributors were asked to respond to the question: Are you optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future? _____________ The...

One of the many strategic errors made by the Obama administration in the early days of 2009 was its decision to take on talk-radio host...

So whatever happened to the death of conservatism? Wasn’t it supposed to be long gone by now, crumbling within its sarcophagus, a dim memory of...

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama By David Remnick Knopf, 672 pages Right from the start, there is something odd about David Remnick’s The Bridge. It’s...

A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad By Robert S. Wistrich Random House, 1,200 pages Following the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath from the safety of...

Hard Knocks Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality by Charles Murray Crown Forum. 224 pp. $24.95 In no other area of American...

Presidencies come and presidencies go, but Richard Nixon we have with us always, an abiding point of reference in our national life. That a...

Rebel Yell Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their Political Journeys Edited by Mary Eberstadt Threshold. 304 pp. $23.00 “There is properly no history,” said Emerson,...

The Right Left? Freedom’s Power: The True Force of Liberalism by Paul Starr Basic. 304 pp. $26.00 What chiefly ails American liberalism today—or so we are told—is lack of...

Since I arrived in Rome not long ago to take up a post as a guest professor, this most fascinating and puzzling of cities has...