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).

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…

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