In Jay Cost’s latest book, ‘The Price of Greatness,’ the scholar and journalist lays out a compelling analysis of the feud between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison showing that their disagreements resulted in a synthesis of differing opinions that allowed our early republic to thrive.
Throughout ‘Northanger Abbey,’ Jane Austen explains why an untempered imagination can be misleading, and why real life is more mysterious than fiction.
Jane Austen finds value in the social conventions of her day throughout the pages of ‘Northanger Abbey,’ because manners do matter.
In Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman’s ‘Free Speech on Campus,’ two liberal academics make an admirable defense of free speech but are ultimately too charitable to the leftist radicals who dominate campus debates.
Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well’ offers some excellent advice for drawing moral lessons from literature, but sometimes great art proves so ambiguous that drawing pat conclusions is difficult.
Canadian critic Paul Gosselin’s ‘Flight from the Absolute’ is a skillful dissection of the many and various ways postmodernism and its institutional enforcers are undermining society.
In Jeanne McCulloch’s new memoir, ‘All Happy Families,’ the former managing editor of The Paris Review picks apart the failed marriages in her family with recollections that are at once potent and imperfect.
Reading ‘Northanger Abbey’ is essential to understanding Jane Austen’s use of satire throughout the entire canon of her books.
The bestselling author of historical fiction got a bad rap in literary circles, but his rejection of postmodernism has given rise to jaded and unfair judgments of his epic storytelling.
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.
All but one of the hundreds of transgender books in my public library promote a movement derived from queer theory and built on a psychiatric condition.
‘Spymaster,’ the latest entry in Brad Thor’s wildly popular thriller series, has a ripped-from-the-headlines plot about Russia undermining NATO.
Tim Powers’ latest novel, ‘Alternate Routes,’ is both a thrilling mash-up of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and a work of startling moral sophistication.
Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen’s latest book, ‘Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship,’ is a refreshing and bracing read that demonstrates how attacks on the First Amendment are counterproductive.
Columnist Mona Charen’s new book, ‘Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense,’ offers some vital observations for younger generations looking to have a fulfilling and happy life.
Lynn Vincent’s new book, ‘Indianapolis,’ reminds us that good and evil cut through all of us and sometimes mingle in shocking ways.
Yale professor Amy Chua’s new book, ‘Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations,’ raises important questions about the destructive effects of rising tribalism in American politics.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, author John Lingan untangles the overlapping themes of country music, American folkways turning into chaos, and the small town of Winchester, Virginia.
A new collection of essays, ‘Tough Ain’t Enough: New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood,’ discounts one of America’s greatest actors and filmmakers as little more than a Republican celebrity.
A fascinating new book by historian Eric Kurlander, ‘Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich,’ shows that pop culture’s portrayal of Nazis being obsessed with mysticism and pseudoscience isn’t far off the mark.
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