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by | Aug 5, 2022

When tears flow, they wipe them with a handkerchief, When blood flows, they hurry with their sponges, But when the spirit seeps out under oppression, They don’t come running with an open hand, ’Til God, with a flash of lightning,…

by | Jul 22, 2022

The Turning Point: 1851 — A Year That Changed Charles Dickens and the World By Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Knopf, 368 pages, $30) 1851 was not only a pivotal year in the professional and personal life of the legendary writer Charles Dickens,…

by | Jul 16, 2022

The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back Against Progressives’ War on Fun By Noah Rothman (Broadside Books, 320 pages, $29)  She is “discouraging abortion.” Her choice to have children is a manifestation of her “white extinction anxiety.” These were…

by | Jul 12, 2022

We’ll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America By Kurt Schlichter (Regnery Publishing: 256 pages, $26.99) In February of 1991, young Army officer Kurt Schlichter huddled with his platoon in Iraq, ready to move in on Saddam Hussein’s chemical…

by | Jul 5, 2022

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy Henry Kissinger (Penguin, 528 pages, $36) Leadership is a somewhat vague concept. But like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s quip about obscenity, we know it when we see it. Henry Kissinger, now in his…

by | Jun 26, 2022

The State of Black America: Progress, Pitfalls, and the Promise of the Republic Edited by W. B. Allen (Encounter Books, 352 pages, $32)  It’s common to hear liberal progressives talk about black Americans as if they’re children. The Washington Post…

by | Jun 23, 2022

“He learned as a child,” Ginni Thomas says of her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas, “when he was the first black in an environment, whether it’s school, or whatever, that you look for what you have in common, not your differences.”…

by | Jun 16, 2022

The late M. Stanton Evans, who eschewed computers for typewriters and offered the visage not of a TV pundit but rather of a funeral parlor director, just wasn’t made for these times. In the age of the celebrity conservative of…

by | Jun 10, 2022

Here’s the Deal: A Memoir By Kellyanne Conway (Simon & Schuster: 512 pages, $18.79) I met Kellyanne Conway by chance at a D.C. event less than a month ago. When I gave her my card, she responded, “Leonora is a…

by | Jun 5, 2022

I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Philomel Books, 336 pages, $19 Ruta Sepetys writes about a different kind of vampire. The young adult novelist’s new book, I Must Betray You, is set in Romania, an Eastern European country whose…

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