Daniel McCarthy

Posts in category “Books”

Writers Who Change How You Read

In late 2008 I put myself through a crash course in the …

Posted March 21st, 2014

Leo Strauss and the Right’s Civil War

Postwar conservatism’s sectarian history can obscure what lessons Strauss has to teach.

Posted January 19th, 2014

How Whit Stillman Reads a Book

Who says you have to read a book start to finish?

Posted September 30th, 2013

The Constitution vs. Calhoun: Why Harry Jaffa Is Still Wrong About Willmoore Kendall

Willmoore Kendall is one of the most overlooked founding fathers of the …

Posted September 23rd, 2013

Paranoid Styles: Conservative, Libertarian, and Liberal

I was pinch hitter for Sam Tanenhaus at Cato’s panel on The …

Posted September 13th, 2013

How the Invisible Hand Sifts Popular Culture

Literary scholar Paul Cantor’s two talks were a highlight of this year’s …

Posted August 19th, 2013

Pope Francis, Class-Consciousness, and Catholic Consistency

I happened to be browsing Will Herberg’s classic Protestant, Catholic, Jew the …

Posted August 9th, 2013

Has the E-book Peaked?

Nicholas Carr notes a steep decline in the growth rate of e-book …

Posted August 8th, 2013

Two Kinds of ‘Conservative’ From the Start

My essay in the University Bookman’s symposium on the 60th anniversary of …

Posted July 25th, 2013

How Philosophy Became Theology

Last week I picked up a copy of William Graham Sumner’s classic …

Posted July 21st, 2013

What Comes After the Age of Ideology?

Geoffrey Wheatcroft, writing in the TLS, looks back on the life and work …

Posted April 8th, 2013

Do You Really Want to Write a Book?

John Winters describes himself at Salon as “a self-publishing failure.” His mystery …

Posted April 5th, 2013