Aram Bakshian Jr. Archives | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jan 19, 2017

All too many hotel bars are little more than shoddy afterthoughts, soulless spaces where hotel guests, and almost no one…

by | Oct 30, 2013

Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in FoodBy Raymond Sokolov(Knopf, 242 pages, $25.95) LET US BEGIN with a happy…

by | Sep 18, 2013

LONG BEFORE THERE was the Big Apple, there was the Red Apple. Constantinople, the “Second Rome” capital of the Byzantine…

by | Jul 2, 2013

Bolívar: American LiberatorBy Marie Arana(Simon & Schuster, 603 pages, $35) Although he stood only five and a half feet tall…

by | May 8, 2013

Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern IndiaBy Ananya Vajpeyi(Harvard University Press, 342 pages, $39.95) SOMEWHERE BACK IN THE 1980s, at…

by | Mar 31, 2013

Silent HouseBy Orhan Pamuk(Alfred A. Knopf, 334 pages, $26.95) About halfway through Silent House, Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk has one of…

by | Mar 14, 2013

Once upon a time, old friends John Hay (personal secretary to Abraham Lincoln and later secretary of state for both…

by | Feb 1, 2013

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940–1965By William Manchester and Paul Reid(Little, Brown and Company, 1,182 pages, $40) Winston…

by | Jan 18, 2013

Historians will record that the 1993 Clinton inauguration actually began the year before in early November. Scarcely had the votes…

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