Review

Douglas Murray's War on the West—A Review

Douglas Murray's War on the West—A Review

If 'The Strange Death of Europe' was a requiem for a stricken continent, 'War on the West' is intended to be an act of defiance.

Gisa Tunbridge
Gisa Tunbridge
8 min read
Douglas Murray
Washington’s Hidden History

Washington’s Hidden History

Kirchick’s book is a reminder of a shameful past, but its very existence is also evidence of the progress that the West’s democracies have made in the years since.

Fred Litwin
Fred Litwin
9 min read
Politics
Israel’s Perilous Moment, Then and Now

Israel’s Perilous Moment, Then and Now

Herf tells the complicated and often surprising story of the internal political struggles in Western capitals, as well as in the halls of the United Nations, that erupted at the end of the Second World War.

Sol Stern
Sol Stern
13 min read
Politics
Hofstadter’s Paranoid Style Revisited

Hofstadter’s Paranoid Style Revisited

Hofstadter argued that McCarthyism was simply the latest iteration of a longstanding American tradition.

Michael J. Totten
Michael J. Totten
9 min read
Politics
The Tragedy of American Diplomacy: A Rebuttal

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy: A Rebuttal

Williams, W. A. (1962). The Tragedy of American Diplomacy. New York: Dell Pub. Co. When the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) pinned Putin’s recent invasion of Ukraine on NATO’s “imperialist expansionism,” many policymakers and journalists on both sides of the political spectrum lambasted the organization for its half-hearted

Niranjan Shankar
Niranjan Shankar
15 min read
foreign policy
Revolution Betrayed

Revolution Betrayed

A review of The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism by Matthew Continetti, Basic Books, 496 pages (April 2022) “So inevitable and yet so completely unforeseen” was Alexis de Tocqueville’s verdict on the French Revolution. Much the same can be said of Donald Trump’s hostile takeover of

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
15 min read
Politics
Piketty’s Progress

Piketty’s Progress

A review of A Brief History of Equality by Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, 288 pages (April 2022) As I write this, the city of Rotterdam is considering a request to dismantle one of its historic bridges to grant Jeff Bezos’s super-yacht (too monstrous for normal ports) safe passage to

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
10 min read
Politics
‘Dissident Philosophers’—A Review

‘Dissident Philosophers’—A Review

A review of Dissident Philosophers: Voices Against the Political Current of the Academy, edited by T. Allan Hillman and Tully Borland. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 320 pages (November, 2021) Dissident Philosophers, edited by T. Allan Hillman of the University of South Alabama and independent scholar Tully Borland, is a compilation

Spencer Case
Spencer Case
9 min read
Education