With so many here and around the world still confined to quarters, the CRB editors have decided to brighten your detention by making our new Spring issue available free to readers everywhere. No masks required.
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,