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James Piereson
James Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Foundation and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is the author of Camelot and the Cultural Rev­olution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism (Encounter Books).
by | May 16, 2014

Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyBy Thomas Piketty Translated by Arthur Goldhammer (Belknap/Harvard, 685 pages, $39.95) Thomas Piketty doesn’t seem like a man at the vanguard of a revolution. A professor at the Paris School of Economics, he is unassuming and soft-spoken, a…

by | Oct 3, 2012

LAWRENCE SUMMERS published an article recently in the Financial Times asserting that U.S. federal spending will continue to grow both in real terms and as a share of the economy regardless of whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is elected…

by | Jul 2, 2012

It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism By Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein (Basic Books, 226 pages, $26) WHO BROKE WASHINGTON? According to these authors, the Republicans…

by | Jun 25, 2012

Jeffrey R. Liebman, a former Obama administration official, authored a prominent article in the June 22 issue of the Wall Street Journal lambasting Republicans in Congress for blocking President Obama’s plans to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects to create…

by | Jun 22, 2012

June 21st was the first day of summer and the hottest day of the year so far, at least in the Northeast. It may also have been the day that Barack Obama lost the 2012 election. Why? This was the…

by | Apr 26, 2012

ALSO IN CHOICE SYMPOSIUM Rep. Paul Ryan Empowering Individuals or Bureaucrats? Stephen Moore & Peter Ferrara The Road From Serfdom David N. Bass The Millennial Perspective When the Soviet empire collapsed 25 years ago, many believed that the battle for…

by | May 9, 2011

The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel BetterBy Tyler Cowen(Dutton/Penguin, Kindle Edition, $3.99) With The Great Stagnation, Tyler Cowen has given us a provocative and highly controversial assessment of…

by | Feb 21, 2011

HAVING WRITTEN AN ARTICLE a year ago on the question “Is Conservatism Dead?” and answering it in the negative, I am now charged with answering the reciprocal question, “Is Liberalism Dead?” I am afraid that, pace my friend Bob Tyrrell,…

by | Jul 23, 2009

Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941–1945By Andrew Roberts (HarperCollins, 674 pages, $35) When Franklin Delano Roosevelt first met Winston Churchill at the hastily arranged Placentia Bay conference in August 1941, he took an…

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