Are calls for civility unrealistic and naïve, or requisite for a sustainable democracy?
Fresh commentary on some of the most important books in law, politics, and culture.
Eric Posner believes antitrust needs radical reformation to address businesses' monopsony power over labor.
Universal Economics reads like a cross between a classical economics textbook and a Malcolm Gladwell book.
The Profession is a fascinating and colorful account of law-enforcement leadership and the vision that American policing sorely needs today.
Wisse's book is dedicated to her students—and theirs—in the hope that they will retrieve the precious freedoms that are being lost.
Asimov judges the present by an imagined future, acting on the belief that scientific procedures guarantee progress.
Is Willmoore Kendall's private life necessary to understand his public thought?
Uncertainty remains a key idea to understanding enterprise, entrepreneurship, and economic growth.
Does Wang Huning know America better than Americans themselves?
Mozart tended to focus on what was universal in human experience—the world, its order, its beauty.
Jonathan Franzen’s welcome engagement with religion is undercut by his reductive psychological account.
Ross Douthat's harrowing memoir reminds us that Lyme is one of those diseases that our health care system handles quite badly.
The lessons of self-help and self-responsibility that Floyd McKissick preached are increasingly rare in today's society.
War is a profoundly imperfect, inefficient, and iniquitous element of the human experience, one that corrupts everything it touches.
The fall of France in 1940 was America’s biggest foreign policy miscalculation in the twentieth century.
Is the obsessive focus on material gain among all classes of Americans self-destructive?
The incarceration of criminals, the death penalty, and detention of accused terrorists are misplaced targets of Judge Jed Rakoff's ire.
This treatment of sin lacks an inner logic or rationale, a guiding conception of what philosophy is and how it operates.