The American Conservative’s Christmas Reading

Our writers on the best books of 2014, personal favorites, and bibliophiles’ suggestions for Santa.

A Victory for the Rule of Law

Overambitious prosecutors who stretched insider trading laws are reined in by the courts.

What’s Conservatism Without Liberty?

Dick Cheney and Jennifer Rubin aim to purge the freedom movement from the right—leaving nothing but authoritarianism.

Will Work for Meaning: “Two Days, One Night”

A woman has one weekend to beg for her job in the Dardenne brothers’ harrowing new film.