Reviews
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.

Something New Under the Sun

Shlomo Ben-Ami has done something remarkable, says a veteran U.S. Middle East Diplomat: He’s said something new.

Utopianism Redux

The re-publication of Leszek Kolakowski’s magisterial Main Currents of Marxism is cause for celebration. The migration of the utopian illusion he understood so well is not.

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.

Tales of the Raj

The Ruling Caste is the best book on the British civilians who ruled India in 50 years. Americans might learn something from it.

Old Hickory Switch

The age of Jackson is an oft-neglected chapter in American History, but three new books take up the challenge.

The Fall Gal

Two years after the Abu Ghraib story came to light, we still haven't gotten to the bottom of its darkness.

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