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
Correspondence that takes up the legacy of Teddy Roosevelt; William Howard Taft's tenure as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; gay marriage; and the political and moral pathologies of modern Italy.
What Does Bowdoin Teach? And why it matters.
Political correctness and the Credentials-Industrial Complex.
In literature and in public life, Mark Helprinâ€™s is an indispensable voice.
Huckleberry Finn shows that a nation devoted to fresh starts will also invite false starts and upstarts.
Becoming the world's only superpower can cause strange dreams.
Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence
A review of Mind and Cosmos:Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, by Thomas Nagel and Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution, by Rebecca Stott
A review of Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics, by Daniel Stedman Jones and The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression, by Angus Burgin
A review of Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn't, by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames
A review of Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff
A review of Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel, by Philip F. Gura
A review of Crisis of the Strauss Divided, by Harry V. Jaffa
A review of On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present, by Alan Ryan
A review of The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age, by Martha C. Nussbaum
A review of What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster, by Jonathan V. Last and How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization, by Mary Eberstadt.
A review of Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics, by Steven J. Ross
A review of The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation, by R. Kent Newmyer
A review of James Madison and the Making of America, by Kevin R. C. Gutzman; James Madison, by Richard Brookhiser; and James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation, by Jeff Broadwater
A review of Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962, by Yang Jisheng
A review of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, by Anne Applebaum
A review of American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation (Library of America), edited by James G. Basker
A review of Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus, by John M. Cooper
Do Americans understand that war and death abhor a vacuum of strength