FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
by Charles R. Kesler
Jeffrey H. Anderson: The Masking of America:
Faceless people make compliant subjects, not good citizens.
William Voegeli: Criminal Negligence:
Liberals would rather live with crime than fight it.
Algis Valiunas: American Pragmatist:
William James and the modern sensibility.
Glenn Ellmers: Why Harry V. Jaffa Matters:
He saw our house dividing once again.
Christopher Caldwell: Little Italy:
Less populous, more populist.
REVIEWS OF BOOKS
Michael Anton: Right Flight:
Texas vs. California: A History of Their Struggle for the Future of
America, by Kenneth P. Miller.
Charles Murray: Two Cheers for Meritocracy:
The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?,
by Michael J. Sandel.
Peter C. Myers: Strange Gods:
American Awakening: Identity Politics and Other Afflictions of
Our Time, by Joshua Mitchell.
Eric Kaufmann: Racism All the Way Down:
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson.
Myron Magnet: The Making of the Administrative State:
America Transformed: The Rise and Legacy of American Progressivism,
by Ronald J. Pestritto.
Bradley C.S. Watson: Yesterday Once More:
The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How
We Can Do It Again, by Robert D. Putnam, with Shaylyn Romney Garrett.
Kyle Shideler: Taking It to the Streets:
Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, by Andy Ngô.
James W. Ceaser: Thinking Like a Conservative:
Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition, by Edmund Fawcett.
Forrest Nabors: The Genius of American Oligarchy:
Calhoun: American Heretic, by Robert Elder.
Randy E. Barnett: Getting Rights Wrong:
How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart, by Jamal Greene.
John Daniel Davidson: Teach Your Children Well:
The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos, by Sohrab Ahmari.
Amy L. Wax: Family Matters:
Little Platoons: A Defense of Family in a Competitive Age, by Matt Feeney.
Daniel Johnson: Between Kaiser and Führer:
November 1918: The German Revolution, by Robert Gerwarth.
Charles Horner: Struggle Session:
The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, by Yang Jisheng, translated and edited by Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian.
Patrick J. Garrity (1955–2021)
Larry P. Arnn and Christopher Flannery reflect on a long-time friend and CRB contributor.
Martha Bayles: Souls on Wheels:
The film Nomadland expands the scope and meaning of the book that inspired it.
Mark Helprin: Two Blind Mice