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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
Lincoln and Django Unchained represent what passes for artistic sensibility in todayâ€™s Hollywood.
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