Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen

Michael M. Rosen is an attorney and writer in Israel and an adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Reach him at [email protected]

Environmentalists Argue That To Save The Planet, We Must Play God

Two new books discuss how technology can help fix a host of environmental crises — but will cutting-edge solutions have unintended consequences?

What It Means To Own Something In The 21st Century

Law professors Michael Heller and James Salzman’s book ‘Mine!’ argues we need to rethink the concept of ownership. Their ideas are engaging, if not always convincing.

How Religion Influenced Modern Economics

Harvard economist Benjamin Friedman’s book, ‘Religion and the Rise of Capitalism,’ provides an illuminating, if not always convincing, examination of how theology influenced modern economic thought.

How To Put The Merit Back In ‘Meritocracy’

Political philosopher Michael Sandel’s ‘The Tyranny of Merit’ astutely diagnoses the root problems of America’s economic inequality and failing education systems, but fails to offer meaningful solutions.

How David Ben-Gurion Helped Create The Miracle Of Israel

Tom Segev’s biography David Ben-Gurion, ‘A State at Any Cost,’ shows the Israeli founding father to be an heroic, if imperfect, visionary.

All The Puzzles Flying To People’s Doors Are Bringing Joy And Sharpening Wits

The jigsaw craze may not outlast the pandemic, but given what puzzles contribute to our mental abilities and understanding of humankind, let’s hope it does.

Houdini And Edison Illuminate The Mysteries Of American Invention

Two new biographies of a pair of America’s most innovative men attempt to explain how intense dedication produces remarkable and wondrous results.

How Arabic Jews Helped Form Israel’s Legendary Intelligence Service

Journalist Matti Friedman’s book, ‘Spies of No Country,’ examines the questions of identity surrounding Jews from the Arab world who worked as spies and helped create the state of Israel.

When The American Empire Doesn’t Strike Back

Controversial and often prescient French writer Bernard-Henri Levy’s latest book, ‘The Empire and the Five Kings,’ calls on America to do a better job engaging the world and defending it from encroaching autocratic powers such Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China.

Discover The Rivers That Made America Great

In his fascinating new book, ‘The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade its Rivers,’ Martin Doyle explores the history of America’s waterways and explains how they shaped the country culturally, politically, and economically.

Examine The Key Figures Who Shaped Our Understanding Of The Constitution

In ‘The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law,’ scholar Joseph Tartakovsky explains how a remarkably diverse collection of intellectuals have defined public perception of the Constitution.

‘The Strange Death Of Europe’ Says Europe’s Decline Is A Choice

With ‘The Strange Death of Europe,’ Douglas Murray makes worthy entry in the burgeoning genre of books on Europe’s immigration challenges and cultural decline. But like other authors before him, he offers no cure for what’s ailing the continent.

The Jewish Center Threats May Have Been Hoaxes, But Anti-Semitism Isn’t

The boy’s arrest sparked a deep embarrassment, an unshakeable feeling that the Jewish community can sometimes be its own worst enemy.

How To Revive Federalism: By ‘Saving Congress From Itself’

In a new book, ‘Saving Congress From Itself,’ James Buckley points out a simple fix that can make a big difference in helping restore American self-government.