Author Archives: Peter W. Wood
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, Alan Jacobs, Oxford, 176 pages
In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, George Prochnik, Doubleday, 352 pages
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, Diane Ravitch, Basic Books, 296 pages
Stylized: A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style, Mark Garvey, Touchstone, 240 pages
Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, Eric G. Wilson, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 176 pages
What’s So Great About Christianity, Dinesh D’Souza, Regnery, 348 pages
Sending American-style education to China could stunt the dragon’s rise.
Holden Caulfield, the first alienated preppie
How outrage at particular policy became rage for its own sake
A small evangelical college fights to save itself—and to steel its students for the secular marketplace.
The color of self-esteem
An anthropologist vindicates the traditional family.
from The American Conservative