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The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
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Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America doesn’t start off in the Deep South, Detroit, Baltimore, or the multitude of other places in the United States where segregation has often been examine ...more
Nixon's White House Wars by Patrick J. Buchanan
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Had Richard Nixon confined himself to a single term and stepped down in January 1973, Patrick J. Buchanan writes of the man he served for eight years as senior adviser, speechwriter, confidant, and friend, he now would rank “as one of the great or th ...more
American War by Omar El Akkad
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Besides perhaps Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, American War by journalist Omar El Akkad is the best debut war novel this reviewer has read. It captures with remarkable precision the meaning and implications of wa ...more
Shattered by Jonathan   Allen
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“Loser” is perhaps President Trump’s favorite insult and, all things considered, the best alternative title for Shattered a new book that takes readers “inside Hillary Clinton’s doomed campaign.” The work reveals the dysfunction of Hillary’s leadersh ...more
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The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
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The Complacent Class by Tyler Cowen
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For most of American history it seemed that anything was possible—that the next generation would live significantly different and better lives. Today that sense of dynamism is waning. We are more anxious to keep what we have, and to avoid others who ...more
Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy by Eric Schliesser
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In Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy, edited and introduced by University of Amsterdam politics professor Eric Schliesser, various modern philosophers make their case that a work has been underappreciated. Most of these unrecognized “classics” wer ...more
The Vanquished by Robert Gerwarth
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A hundred years ago this month, on April 6, 1917, the United States declared war against Wilhelmine Germany. Two pivotal events, dire in their execution and pernicious in their consequences, bracketed U.S. entry into the First World War: the Russian ...more
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“Men cannot improve a society by setting fire to it: they must seek out its old virtues, and bring them back into the light.”
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“If you want to have order in the commonwealth, you first have to have order in the individual soul.”
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Edmund Burke
“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

Edmund Burke
“But what is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. Those who know what virtuous liberty is, cannot bear to see it disgraced by incapable heads, on account of their having high-sounding words in their mouths.”
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Russell Kirk
“The twentieth-century conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of the spirit and character – with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.”
Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot

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