J.K. Rowling may have an army of grown-up children to pile on her Twitter enemies, but she’s still a bad writer. Her adult fans like it because they don’t want to think too hard.
We live in an attention-deficient, hectic, technology-riddled society, but we can fight the tide of clickbait and soundbites by using technology’s tools to foster learning and mental acuity.
From time to time books are written equating the downfall of a nation with certain observable events. Such is Anthony Esolen’s ‘Out of the Ashes.’
In his new book ‘The Death of Expertise,’ Tom Nichols takes a sobering and witty look at why the information age has paradoxically become a bonfire of of arrogance and ignorance that threatens to engulf us all.
Piers Brendon’s book, “The Dark Valley,’ offers valuable lessons about the rise of fascism in the 1930s for the present populist moment—provided we have the maturity to resist comparing Trump to Hitler.
Despite its commercial success, The New York Times left a new book about infamous abortionist Kermit Gosnell off its bestseller list.
George Orwell’s dystopian classic, ‘1984,’ is back in vogue—but to understand what’s happening in our world, we need less Big Brother and more Aldous Huxley.
In his new Bill Clinton biography, Michael Tomasky struggles with the problem of how to write about a recent president without resorting to punditry—and doesn’t always succeed.
For a television show that ended nearly 20 years ago, ‘Seinfeld’ still looms large in America’s cultural imagination. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s book, ‘Seinfeldia,’ tells of its history and meaning.
In his new book ‘The Art of Being Free,’ James Poulos puts twenty-first-century popular culture and the Western canon in a blender and comes up with a wholly original book that reshapes what we think about freedom.
In 1965, John Cresswell Keats wrote a book that compellingly argued college wasn’t worth it for most students. Too bad we didn’t listen to him.
Thomas Friedman’s latest book, ‘Thank You For Being late,’ spouts platitudes that supposedly explain the future. Is there a way to reconcile his overly optimistic vision with a more realistic view of history and tradition?
Despite his television show being an affront to half the country, Trevor Noah’s amusing and illuminating memoir about being a child of apartheid reveals a surprising depth of understanding about religion and politics.
One of the year’s most celebrated novels asks us to see national politics as a consuming obsession that both masks and projects our deepest personal failings.
We’re going to tell you what some of The Federalist’s contributors read this year and why, confident that there’s a little something here for everyone.
Since politicians can’t manage more persuasive rhetoric than ‘delete your account,’ Robert Curry’s book ‘Common Sense Nation’ outlines the benefits of understanding and discussing America’s founding principles.
A new book, ‘The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood,’ tackles and important and often ignored topic—but needlessly hops up on a political soapbox.
In ‘Shall We Wake The President?’ Bush White House veteran and health policy expert Tevi Troy dishes out indispensable advice for how presidents—and your family—can survive both man-made and natural disasters.
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