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JOSEPH TARTAKOVSKY was the James Wilson Fellow in Constitutional Law at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy and a contributing editor at the Claremont Review of Books. He is the author of The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law (Encounter Books).
His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times, among other publications. As a lawyer, he has served as the Deputy Solicitor General of Nevada, a white-collar criminal litigator at an international law firm, and as a law clerk to a federal appellate judge.
His email is [email protected].
Articles by Joseph Tartakovsky
If nothing else, Joseph Ellis proves that you can’t write history in the present tense.
The rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover.
Sandefur’s cure entails a yet worse ill: a free society that needs judges to save it from itself.
Joseph Tartakovsky reviews three books on James Madison.
A review of P. G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters, edited by Sophie Ratcliffe
Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence
A review of A Matter of Principle, by Conrad Black
Reviewing a memoir on mortality.
A review of Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography, by Alberto Manguel
At 70 years old, America's finest essayist isn't ready to hit the showers just yet.
The invention of the English language.
John Gross and the art of the anecdote.
A history of foreign involvement in Iraq and what it means for America.
Drinking vodka like a Russian.
Why it matters how the conflict between Israel and Palestine is portrayed by the media.
No matter how stormy its progress, Russia will matter.