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Book Reviews

Fresh commentary on some of the most important books in law, politics, and culture.

Past Reviews

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism
A Review of Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

The Almighty and the Dollar

Our understanding of how religious beliefs shape economic life and ideas remains fragile, tentative, and heavily driven by speculation and ideology.

Beyond Order
A Review of Beyond Order

Rules for Chaos

Jordan Peterson has written a Nicomachean Ethics for our day, when pernicious ideologies drown out the voice of nature.

Napoleon and de Gaulle
A Review of Napoleon and de Gaulle

The Heroic in France

From what might have been a mere jeu d’esprit, Gueniffey has conjured a beautiful and profound reflection on the meanings of heroism.

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The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
A Review of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

The Revolutionary Self

Trueman deftly traces the sources of the inward, emotive, and poetic self in the modern Western social imaginary.