“Are there any anti-Communists in Washington?” I asked as I prepared to move from New York to the capital. In 1974, the question was less...

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume One: Not for TurningBy Charles MoorePenguin, 784 pages The only time I spoke with Margaret Thatcher about her own death...

When her oldest, Jake, was a baby, my sister Rachel once told me, she would go into his room and watch him as he took...

Henry Wallace’s 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar LiberalismBy Thomas W. DevineUniversity of North Carolina Press, 424 pages Recently, there has been an attempt...

Lincoln Unbound:How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It AgainBy Rich LowryBroadside Books, 288 pages In politics, not even the...

Hitler’s PhilosophersBy Yvonne SherrattYale University Press, 328 pages Adolf Hitler liked to think of himself as a philosopher, and was never happier than when dropping the...

On July 30, 1815, John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson: “Who shall write the history of the American revolution? Who can write it? Who will...

This year marks the 50th anniversary of possibly the most controversial but certainly the most notorious piece ever published in COMMENTARY from that day to this....

CoolidgeBy Amity ShlaesHarper, 576 pages Calvin Coolidge served for five and a half years as the 30th president of the United States, and history has not...

To review favorably a work by Herman Wouk, America’s only prominent Orthodox Jewish novelist, is to break with long-standing Commentary precedent. Ever since his early...

Undoubtedly, Lyndon Johnson was an important president. He came to office under melodramatic circumstances, one of only four men to succeed a murdered predecessor. His...

To the Editor: Michael J. Lewis ably identifies the misconception inspiring the Eisenhower Memorial design and its failure to convey “greatness” [“Eisenhower and the End of...