John Derbyshire Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jul 1, 2013

Gettysburg: The Last InvasionBy Allen C. Guelzo(Alfred A. Knopf, 634 pages, $35) TO WRITE a book about the Battle of Gettysburg is as audacious an enterprise as Robert E. Lee’s Pennsylvania campaign itself. Allen Guelzo, in this book’s acknowledgments, tells…

by | May 29, 2013

The Milky Way: An Insider’s GuideBy William H. Waller(Princeton University Press, 296 pages, $29.95) A Palette of ParticlesBy Jeremy Bernstein(Belknap Press of Harvard University, 224 pages, $18.95) THE BRITISH PHILOSOPHER J.L. Austin coined the handy phrase “medium-sized dry goods” to…

by | Apr 9, 2013

Following the betrayal and defenestration of Margaret Thatcher by her colleagues in November 1990, the Daily Telegraph offered for sale a commemorative coffee mug adorned with a picture of the lady. I immediately placed an order, and that commemorative mug…

by | Mar 15, 2013

Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of EnglandBy Roger Scruton(Atlantic Books, 224 pages, $32.95) When I mention religion, I mean the Christian religion; and not only the Christian religion, but the Protestant religion; and not only the Protestant…

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