Arts & Letters

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of April 23

Daniel Larison, senior editor: Cornwall: A History by Philip Payton. The latest revised …

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of April 16

From Steven Pinker to Christopher Lasch, it seems everyone is reading about liberalism this week.

Steve Coll’s Directorate S is Disturbing Account of U.S. Mistakes After 9/11

‘Ghost Wars’ author on the secret war behind the war in Afghanistan.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of March 26

From neoconservative history to Vaclav Havel, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.

Searching for the Soul of George Orwell

Fellow Etonian Christopher Hollis tried to tease out a conservative streak in the socialist journalist. But did it exist?

Russell Kirk at 100

In an age of crass politics, remembering the man who laid American conservatism’s roots.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of March 19

From James Howard Kunstler to Victor Davis Hanson, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.

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Max Boot Resurrects the Lansdale Legend

If only we’d listened to an eccentric CIA operative, we might have won the Vietnam War.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of March 12

From Nick Turse to The Hedgehog Review, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.

Finding Community in a Book Club

As P.G. Wodehouse put it, “There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of March 5

Jacob Heilbrunn, contributor: I’m a big fan of the 1935 movie “The …

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of February 26

From Gore Vidal to David Novak, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.

Why the ‘Case Against Education’ Won’t Fly

Students may not be interested in their college studies, but they can’t survive without them.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of February 12

From Ross Douthat to Tim Wu, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.

Just Another FDR Biography

Liberal author Robert Dallek seems to be checking the box, and in the process doesn’t do the 32nd president any justice.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of February 5

From Sean McMeekin to Thomas Merton, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.

The World the Cold War Built

A new book says the conflict began in the late 19th century and subsumed even World War II as our defining event.