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From the Editor's Desk
The Stakes of Obamacare
Paul Ryan’s Roadmap
The challenges ahead on the road to solvency.
The Case for the Academies
Where should America get her military officers?
Don’t Fence Me In
The problem of presidential power.
Teddy White’s Ghost
A review of Renegade: The Making of a President, by Richard Wolffe; The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election, by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson; and Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, by John Heilmann and Mark Halperin
Flights of Fancy
A review of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, by Peter Beinart
A review of The Flight of the Intellectuals, by Paul Berman The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism
Win, Place, or Show?
A review of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, by Lee Smith
The Cocktail Napkin that Changed the World
A review of Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity , by Brian Domitrovic
A review of God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson, by Vincent Philip Munoz
The Prayers of Presidents
A review of Religion and the American Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush , edited by Gaston Espinosa
The Fog of War
A review of The American Civil War: A Military History, by John Keegan
Stuck in Vietnam
A review of From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776 , by George C. Herring
Monopoly of Violence
A review of To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face: Libertarian Political Violence and the Origins of the Militia Movement, by Robert H. Churchill
Present at the Creation
A review of Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics , by Lewis L. Gould; Remaking the Presidency: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson, 1901-1916, by Peri E. Arnold; The Dilemma of Progressivism: How Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson Reshaped the American Regime of Self-Government, by Will Morrisey; Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy , by Sidney M. Milkis
A Friend to the Union
A review of John Marshall: Writings (Library of America), edited by Charles F. Hobson
Neither Force Nor Will
A review of Law and Judicial Duty, by Philip Hamburger;
A review of The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, by RÃ©mi Brague, translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
The Strauss Wars Revisited
A review of Straussophobia: Defending Leo Strauss and Straussians against Shadia Drury and Other Accusers, by Peter Minowitz and Cloaked in Virtue: Unveiling Leo Strauss and the Rhetoric of American Foreign Policy, by Nicholas Xenos
Waiting for Fidel
A review of Gabriel García Márquez: A Life ,by Gerald Martin
A review of The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being, by Derek Bok
Hear Me Roar
A review of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, by Gail Collins
Each episode in the TV series begins with a question, some more portentous than others.
Hollow Talk in the South China Sea
Lurking about the presidency in the guise of secretary of state,