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From the Editor's Desk
The Chosen One
The rise and rise of Barack Obama.
A cure for unlimited government.
Bernard Lewis and the Arab Spring
The prospects for democracy in the Middle East.
Days of Rage, Years of Lies
All the Progressives’ Men
The publication begun in 2002 of the American Presidents Series by Times Books is an important event.
Lives of Johnson
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
Grand Old Strategy
A review of Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy since WWII, by Colin Dueck
Beauty and Truth
A review of Plato's Political Philosophy, by Mark Blitz
A review of La Vita Nuova, by Dante Alighieri, Translated by David R. Slavitt
Inheritors of Unfulfilled Renown
A review of Young Romantics: The Tangled lives of English Poetryâ€™s Greatest Generation, by Daisy Hay
King of the Hill, Top of the Heap
A review of Frank: The Voice, by James Kaplan
Writ of Error
A review of The Conservative Assault on the Constitution, by Erwin Chemerinsky
At the Zoo
A review of H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (Library of America), by H.L. Mencken, edited by Marion Rogers
Sickness Unto Death
A review of A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad, by Robert S. Wistrich
Conceived in Liberty?
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
Liberalism and Liberal Education
A review of Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities , by Martha C. Nussbaum
Still Fit to Print?
A review of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, by William McGowan
Politics En Pointe
A review of Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet, by Jennifer Homans
We Gather Together
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
Moderation in Pursuit of Democracy
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
The Great Debate
A review of Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788, by Pauline Maier
The Guided and the Misguided
What soap operas at home and abroad teach us.
A Space Odyssey suggested that in another 30 years commercial flights to the moon,