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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.

What is a War Crime?

What do recent trials of Slobedan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein have to do with venerable postwar legacy of Nuremberg? Not enough.

Old Master

Cultural critic Phillip Rieff has been a man of few but powerful words. Now, at age 84, he has published the first volume of a new trilogy.

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