Article Archive

A Missing History of Conservatism

Garland Tucker’s new book shows the right’s historical roots before Buckley, Goldwater, and Reagan.

August 28, 2015

Whose City? Which Hill?

How a Puritan metaphor became a call to global dominion

November 13, 2012

How to Read the Constitution

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution, Brion McClanahan, Regnery, 262 pages

March 7, 2012

The Harding Way

The president infamous for Teapot Dome knew that cutting government was the best way to end a depression.

May 4, 2009

Unnatural Disaster

How the Fed creates booms and busts

March 9, 2009

The Pleasure of the President

Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power into a Threat to America’s Future, Geoffrey Perret, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 436 pages

April 9, 2007

Truth to Executive Power

Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt’s Legacy, Jim Powell, Crown Forum, 336 pages

November 20, 2006

Recovering the Lost Liturgy

Klaus Gamber’s The Reform of the Roman Liturgy

October 9, 2006

All the President’s Power

From executive orders to undeclared wars, the White House has gone unchecked since long before George W. Bush.

January 30, 2006

Twilight of Conservatism

The rise of Bushism wouldn’t have surprised Robert Nisbet.

December 5, 2005

Making the World Safe—Again

Wilson’s War: How Woodrow Wilson’s Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II, Jim Powell, Crown Forum, 341 pages

June 6, 2005

A Factually Correct Guide for Max Boot

My book The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History has received far …

March 28, 2005

Democracy for All

The Universal Hunger for Liberty: Why the Clash of Civilizations Is Not Inevitable, Michael Novak, Basic Books, 281 pages

February 28, 2005

The Progressive Peacenik Myth

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, American imperialism is, at its roots, a left-wing disorder rather than a conservative impulse.

August 2, 2004

Onward, Christian Soldiers

The War for Righteousness: [Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation, Richard M. Gamble, ISI Books, 306 pages]

March 29, 2004