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From the Editor's Desk
The rise and rise of Barack Obama.
A cure for unlimited government.
The prospects for democracy in the Middle East.
The publication begun in 2002 of the American Presidents Series by Times Books is an important event.
A review of Brief Lives: An intimate and very personal portrait of the Twentieth Century, by Paul Johnson
A review of Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, by Eugene Robinson; Freedom is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and Americaâ€™s Struggle over Black Family Life - LBJ to Obama, by Harold James; and Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century, by Amy L. Wax
A review of Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy since WWII, by Colin Dueck
A review of Plato's Political Philosophy, by Mark Blitz
A review of La Vita Nuova, by Dante Alighieri, Translated by David R. Slavitt
A review of Young Romantics: The Tangled lives of English Poetryâ€™s Greatest Generation, by Daisy Hay
A review of Frank: The Voice, by James Kaplan
A review of The Conservative Assault on the Constitution, by Erwin Chemerinsky
A review of H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (Library of America), by H.L. Mencken, edited by Marion Rogers
A review of A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad, by Robert S. Wistrich
A review of A Slaveholders' Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic, by George William Van Cleve and The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, by Eric Foner
A review of Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities , by Martha C. Nussbaum
A review of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, by William McGowan
A review of Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet, by Jennifer Homans
A review of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell
A review of Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element , by John D. Mueller
A review of The CONSERVATIVE FOUNDATIONS OF THE LIBERAL ORDER: Defending Democracy against Its Modern Enemies and Immoderate Friends , by Daniel J. Mahoney
A review of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
A review of Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788, by Pauline Maier
What soap operas at home and abroad teach us.
A Space Odyssey suggested that in another 30 years commercial flights to the moon,