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The Age of Infallibility

Collisions of faith, philosophy and politics are endlessly interesting, as two new books illustrate.

The Stranger in Crawford

The literati scoffed at Albert Camus’ place on President Bush’s summer reading list. They misunderestimated them both.

It's Personal

Two books, one on law as culture and the other on Arabs, unexpectedly illuminate both subjects when read together.

A Matter of Opinion

Pollsters and pundits keep plumbing “why they hate us”, and keep missing the point.

Utopia’s Architect

Lewis Mumford had big ideas for little people.

The Boss, Rooted

Bruce Springsteen’s latest is an acoustic history lesson you can dance to.

Will the House Come to Order?

The former Congressman takes the measure of a new history of the House.

Don't Know Much About Science Books

The only thing more scientifically suspect than Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is the conservative response to it.

Growing Pains

The theory that rapid economic growth is politically stabilizing seems too stupid to kill–but Mancur Olson tried.

God and Country

The Founders were neither orthodox Christians nor secularists. They were, however, wise.

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