FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Charles R. Kesler: Annus Mirabilis

CORRESPONDENCE

ESSAYS

Christopher Caldwell: Why Are We in Ukraine?
A steep bill comes due for decades of democracy promotion.

Sean McMeekin: Portrait of Power: page 16
Demystifying Vladimir Putin.

Michael Anton: The Road to Dubai
The United Arab Emirates’ liberal authoritarianism.

Charles R. Kesler: Voting Rights and Wrongs
Three generations of voting rights are enough.

William Voegeli: That Tottering Town
Chicago at the brink.

Spencer A. Klavan: Worlds Without End
Marvel comics, quantum physics, and the secrets of the cosmos.

Richard Samuelson: The Great Unwokening
Disestablishing our new state religion.

Mark Bauerlein: Furnishing the Mind
E.D. Hirsch’s long crusade.

THE DISPUTED QUESTION
Glenn Ellmers and William Voegeli on what conservatism conserves.

REVIEWS OF BOOKS

Carnes Lord: America First
America’s Rise and Fall Among Nations: Lessons in Statecraft from John Quincy Adams, by Angelo M. Codevilla.

Conrad Black: Wild About Harry
The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945–1953, by Jeffrey Frank.

John O’Sullivan: Athwart History
The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism, by Matthew Continetti.

John Fonte: From Subjects to Citizens, and Back
The United States in Crisis: Citizenship, Immigration, and the Nation State, by Edward J. Erler.

Seth Barron: Everyone Deserves a Granite Countertop
San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities, by Michael Shellenberger.

Joseph Postell: Their Democracy
New Democracy: The Creation of the Modern American State, by William J. Novak.

Michael S. Greve: Undue Deference
The Chevron Doctrine: Its Rise, Fall, and the Future of the Administrative State, by Thomas W. Merrill.

Jeremy Rabkin: Goodbye to All That
Against Constitutionalism, by Martin Loughlin.

Theodore Dalrymple: What’s Up, Doc?
The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health, by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Darryl Cooper: Digital Disaster
Human, Forever: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War, by James Poulos.

Gerard V. Bradley: First, Freedom
Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meanings of the First Amendment Religion Clauses, by Vincent Phillip Muñoz.

Harvey C. Mansfield: Pride and Prejudice
Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America, by John McWhorter.

Mark Regnerus: Eros and Civilization
Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution, by Carl R. Trueman.

Noah M. Peterson: Boys to Men
No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men, by Anthony Esolen.

Scott Yenor: The Worm in the Apple
Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education, by Luke Rosiak.

Joseph Epstein: You Could Look It Up
Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from the Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age, by Dennis Duncan.

SHADOW PLAY

Martha Bayles: A Light from the North
Borgen, the celebrated Danish TV series about power, politics, and media, puts Hollywood in the shade.

PARTHIAN SHOT

Mark Helprin: Nationalism Through a Glass Darkly