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From the July/August 2013 issue

Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal SecularismBy Robert P. GeorgeIntercollegiate Studies Institute Books, 384 pages It is a strange feeling to read a...

The Great Gatsby is the biggest, brightest, most thrilling movie of the year so far. It sings and swings like a chorus line and smolders...

Islam currently represents a backward, aggressive, and violent force. Must it remain this way, or can it be reformed and become moderate, modern, and good-neighborly?...

To the Editor: Without disputing any of Max Boot’s conclusions about his subjects’ abilities and esteemed service, I must highlight two flaws in his article “How...

When Vladimir Putin became acting president of Russia after Boris Yeltsin’s resignation on New Year’s Eve, 1999, the retired KGB Major-General Oleg Kalugin, then already...

I like to think that the last thoughts of Haynes Johnson were happy ones. Johnson, a longtime reporter for the Washington Post and the author...

Leading the Way:The Story of Ed Feulner and the Heritage FoundationBy Lee EdwardsCrown Forum, 464 pages Over the past 40 years, Washington think tanks have evolved...

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...

I Can Barely Take Care of Myself:Tales from a Happy Life Without KidsBy Jen KirkmanSimon & Schuster, 224 pages The Little Way of Ruthie Leming:A Southern...

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...

To the Editor: I read with great interest Jack Wertheimer’s essay “The Outreach Revolution” [April]. While he is correct in pointing out the political divergence between...

Every night he reads to his beloved dead brother. Reads poetry, reads stories, and, accompanying himself clumsily on guitar, sings Jacob’s own songs to him....

In the winter of 1972, CBS began to air four of its most successful comedy shows, All in the Family, The Bob Newhart Show, The...

Perhaps the Obama administration was not expecting a great public outcry this spring when it unveiled a “blueprint” for how campuses across the nation will...

The Woman UpstairsBy Claire MessudKnopf, 272 pages Claire Messud’s new novel opens with a rant. Forty-two-year old Nora Eldridge, “a good girl, a nice girl, a...

The licensing of speech and the press is profoundly unconstitutional. Other methods of controlling speech, such as after-the-fact penalties, are unconstitutional only when they are...

This nation and its leaders have been humbled over the past decade by the ambiguous results of the American military power unleashed in Iraq and...

  The rabbi and the synagogue president are having a meeting in the sanctuary. In the back of the room, a hired hand is mopping up...

It takes a lot to intimidate David Cameron, the ultra-confident “modernizing” leader of Britain’s Conservative Party. After all, he took in his stride the surprising humiliation...

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...

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...

“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...

The Centrist ManifestoBy Charles WheelanW.W. Norton & Company, 144 pages “Something has to change.” Thus begins the economist Charles Wheelan’s latest book, The Centrist Manifesto. Past...

To the Editor: Elliott Abrams has written an engaging account of Chile’s transition to democracy [“‘The Gringos Are with Us,’” April]. But there is a crucial...

Why Walker?Would a respected Jewish institution welcome and honor a writer who fervently supports the boycott of Israel and even refuses to allow Hebrew translations...
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July/August 2013