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.



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