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by | Jul 14, 2019

Greatness casts a long shadow. For, even after death, the eminent live on in the legacy they forge. So it is with Antonin Scalia. Scalia became one of the most consequential persons ever to sit on the Supreme Court. Judges…

by | Jul 10, 2019

American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation By Timothy S. Goeglein and Craig Osten (Regnery Gateway, 216 pages, $28.99) Liberty can no more exist without virtue than the body can live and move without a…

by | Jul 7, 2019

Iacocca: An Autobiography Lee Iacocca, with William Novak, Bantam Books, $19.95 (1984) Reviewed by P.J. O’Rourke, The American Spectator, May 1985   You see the poor bastards at every airport in the country and all the Ramada Inns, Avis counters, and…

by | Jul 3, 2019

This Independence Day, many of us will be enjoying good food, good company — and maybe even a good book. If you’re looking for something to read over the long weekend, I can think of no better choice than Michael…

by | Jun 27, 2019

Jeff Lord has finally finished the book that loyal Spectatorians have been waiting for ever since he was abruptly fired from his job at CNN. Its title is Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old…

by | Jun 4, 2019

When Free Soil settlers in Kansas were being bloodied by pro-slavery forces in the years before the American Civil War, abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher decided enough was enough, endorsing the shipment of a thousand high-powered Sharps rifles to the…

by | May 11, 2019

Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse Timothy P. Carney (Harper, 348 pages, $27.99) How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause our cure. — Samuel Johnson Donald Trump’s electoral…

by | May 10, 2019

Right off the bat, Mark Levin nails it exactly in his new bestseller Unfreedom of the Press. Says Mark: Unfreedom of the Pressis about how those entrusted with news reporting in the modern media are destroying freedom of the press from…

by | Mar 6, 2019

Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation By Ken Starr (Sentinel, 338 pages, $28)

by | Feb 7, 2019

In Finance and Philosophy, Alex Pollock, formerly Chief Executive Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and now a distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute, asks why we’re always surprised by financial crises. In fact, we shouldn’t be surprised at all.

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