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
Each unhappy genius is unhappy in his own way.
Drones and the dangers of risk-free war.
A soap opera with a British accent. That's the critical rap on Downton Abbey, the cross-Atlantic hit series which in January returned to PBS for its third season.
A review of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era, by Michael Grunwald
A review of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, by Michael Lind
A review of From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage, by Michael J. Klarman
A review of Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law, by Richard A. Epstein
A review of William Howard Taft: The Travails of a Progressive Conservative, by Jonathan Lurie
A review of Calvin Coolidge Says, by Calvin Coolidge
A review of The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro
A review of Joseph Anton: A Memoir, by Salman Rushdie
A review of The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia, by Roger Kimball
A review of Barack Obama's Post-American Foreign Policy: The Limits of Engagement, by Robert Singh; Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, David E. Sanger; Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy, by Martin S. Indyk, Kenneth G. Lieberthal, and Michael E. O'Hanlon; and The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power, by James Mann
A review of Proconsuls: Delegated Political-Military Leadership from Rome to America Today, by Carnes Lord
A review of Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction, by Allen C. Guelzo and This Great Struggle: America's Civil War, by Steven E. Woodworth
A review of Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic, by Jay Cost
A review of The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction, by Brian Campbell; Rome: An Empire's Story, by Greg Woolf; and Ancient Rome: From Romulus to Justinian, by Thomas R. Martin
A review of The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society, by Brad S. Gregory
A review of The Juvenilization of American Christianity, by Thomas E. Bergler
A review of The Democratic Soul: A Wilson Carey McWilliams Reader, by Wilson Carey McWilliams, edited by Patrick J. Deneen and Susan J. McWilliams; and Redeeming Democracy in America, by Wilson Carey McWilliams, edited by Patrick J. Deneen and Susan J. McWilliam
A review of Good Italy, Bad Italy: Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future, by Bill Emmott
A review of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner
We modern Americans are as much the heirs of Roosevelt and Progressivism as we are of the founders and the Constitution.
Lincoln and Django Unchained represent what passes for artistic sensibility in todayâ€™s Hollywood.
Newly Revised, Rearranged, Expanded, and Corrected According to Modern Principles