Jan./Feb. 2014


Libertarianism’s Limits

Front Lines

Sleepwalk to Suicide

Hubris no greater than America’s led Europe to World War I.

Russia’s Right Turn

Moscow has reclaimed its 19th-century conservative role.

How to Win a Culture War

Young Americans are more pro-drug, pro-gay—and pro-life.

Why Millennials Long for Liturgy

Is the High Church the Christianity of the future?

Cover Story

Boeing Goes to Pieces

Aerospace execs sell their industry to Japan­—one part at a time.


Twilight of the Right

When conservatism became a movement, it lost its soul.

Tory Nihilist

Maurice Cowling debunked liberalism with “irony, geniality, and malice.”

Coming Out Christian

How faithful homosexuals are transforming our churches

Walter Jones’s War

How the Tarheel legislator became his party’s conscience

Arts & Letters

JFK Was No Conservative

JFK, Conservative, Ira Stoll, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 288 pages

The Anti-Jefferson

The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson, William Murchison, ISI Books, 252 pages

Everybody’s Morrissey Nowadays

Autobiography, Morrissey, Putnam Adult, 464 pages

Walking Away From War

The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II, Charles Glass, The Penguin Press, 380 pages

Carrying the Torch for Karl Kraus

The Kraus Project, Karl Kraus, Jonathan Franzen (trans.), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 336 pages

Shakespeare in the Original

“Twelfe Night” and “Richard III,” by William Shakespeare, Belasco Theater, New York, dir. Tim Carroll

The Fall of Football

The War on Football: Saving America’s Game, Daniel J. Flynn, Regnery, 256 pages