Tag Archives: Book Reviews

Free in spite of our Constitution, not because of it

In case you missed it 2 months ago, this is an interesting book review that seems especially apropos now: (I)n this brave new world of executive government, parliamentary systems “better protect political freedom”: “An American is apt to think that … Continue reading

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Book review: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Nature may get great PR but “does not want us to have a life expectancy of seventy-five or an infant mortality below 1 percent.”  To survive and prosper humanity needs technology and the energy that powers it, and every form … Continue reading

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Book review: Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

Scott Johnson reviews this new (and timely) book from a professor at Columbia Law School and concludes:  Obama’s exercise of prerogative power is not progressive, it’s a throwback to the British Monarchy. The author, a distinguished scholar specializing in legal … Continue reading

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Book review: Why Marx Was Right

This review of Why Marx Was Right is from almost 2 years ago.  It came to mind while listening to this more generous review of a new book, Karl Marx – A Nineteenth Century Life, in which the author argues … Continue reading

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Book review: I Am the Change – Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism

Escape from Utopia September 29, 2012 12:00 A.M. Utopian rhetoric is so commonplace in our political life that we scarcely question or even notice it. Part of Charles Kesler’s achievement in I Am the Change is to help us see … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Beaker and the Ballot

Ari Schulman reviews two books in the WSJ and argues that “Those on both left and right who invoke ‘science’ as a cover for political positions actually undermine public trust in science.”  Amen to that.  Once you start cherry-picking results … Continue reading

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Book review: The Marriage Mess

National Review / Digital articles. The Marriage Mess July 12, 2012 12:00 A.M. The debate over whether to recognize same-sex relationships as marriages is among the most sensitive, difficult, and important in American public life. Sensitive, because it addresses real … Continue reading

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