Taylor seeks to elevate the political ramifications of Thoreau’s appeal to moral conscience as the very preconditions for a just, equitable political life.
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Wright undermined the very basis of his local popularity—the decentralized nature of the House—by supporting reforms that gave power to the party leaders.
O'Connor's correspondence is a goldmine of piercing insight and startling reflections on everything from literature to philosophy to raising peacocks.
Braumoeller dispatches the unconvincing argument that, as Pinker claims, the spread of “Renaissance humanism and empathy” is driving a decline in war.
In treating the military as an education rather than a job or a weapon, Beauchamp illuminates the restlessness of the American heart.
Lind seems to have a picture in his mind of a more cooperative, more Tocquevillian America, but he endorses means that would be immensely destructive.
If we broaden our perspective, we see that the Progressive movement was an effort to undermine much more than just the Declaration and Constitution.
Scott Soames demonstrates how analytical philosophy shaped our world, but slights phenomenology and religion.
There is no reason to believe that the founders’ approach to church-state relations can be understood by careful study of Virginia’s disestablishment.
In a culture in which social trust is widespread, entrepreneurship and free exchange become more plausible and sustainable.
Nelson successfully shows how the liberal ideas of metaphysical and political freedom were part of a grand strategy to vindicate the justice of God.
Leon Kass moved from science to the humanities as a renowned teacher of great books and applier of their wisdom, and we can learn much from him.
Lepore’s book reads like an effort to create a storyline that could help us to restore a lost world, but it is not history.
When Flaherty argues for a "global judiciary," he means a better American judiciary to speak—when convenient—in the name of "the world community."
We must rediscover how Aristotle’s Rhetoric brings light into what Socrates saw as the political “cave.”
Nudgers must then be endowed with significant interpretive leeway when it comes to setting priorities. Is this freedom?
Michael Faber provides a convincing account that Anti-Federalists supported a bill of rights, but only after their failure to stop the Constitution.
Did defenders of free enterprise set out to morally “delegitimize” the New Deal order and with it “the most basic functions of government"?