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by | Sep 15, 2019

I’ve had friends tell me, when I’m in New York, to visit the Strand Bookstore. It’s huge. It’s got everything. That’s why I hate it. It’s mostly filled with things that bore me. What I want is a smaller bookstore…

by | Sep 11, 2019

“That’s the scumbag that has been screwing up all my friends!” So said Zach, a student who walked into my office and noticed the copy of Mary Grabar’s new book, Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a…

by | Aug 17, 2019

We’ve witnessed for decades a long march by the secular Left to tear down Western civilization. The credo was best captured by Jesse Jackson’s infamous exhortation, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western civ has got to go!” And yet, Jackson’s own…

by | Aug 10, 2019

If you feel like you’ve seen this movie before, it’s because you have. Mass shooting followed by partisan finger pointing followed by mass shooting followed by more partisan finger pointing … it’s as if we are stuck in the worst…

by | Aug 4, 2019

Robert Dean Lurie’s Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years tackles its subject at a peculiar time. Eight years after their breakup, R.E.M. appears less relevant and listened to than ever, and the band’s early, indie years strike as a strange…

by | Aug 3, 2019

Tin Cans and Greyhounds: The Destroyers That Won Two World Wars By Clint Johnson (Regnery History, 307 pages, $29.99) Let’s get this out of the way up front. Johnson’s subtitle — “The Destroyers That Won Two World Wars”— is an exaggeration….

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…

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