Daniel J. Mahoney
Aug 6, 2021
The Concrete Goods of Political Excellence
Mark Blitz has written a work of high political philosophy that is at once clear and accessible, if difficult and demanding. An insightful and compact book, Reason and...
Jul 21, 2021
To Conquer with Chivalry and Mercy
Winston Spencer Churchill was one of the greatest men of the past century and of modern times more broadly. A world-class statesman, he embodied the cardinal virtues of courage and...
Jun 29, 2021
A Book That Speaks to Our Moment
Rare is the book that speaks to the moment with intelligence, verve, and moral purpose while highlighting, and reinforcing, enduring insights that have been all but forgotten. Such...
May 17, 2021
Sohrab Ahmari’s Case for Tradition
Sohrab Ahmari is undoubtedly right that we live in “an age of chaos” that desperately needs to recover—or, perhaps for the majority of our contemporaries, to...
Apr 16, 2021
Bertrand de Jouvenel’s Conservatism
It has been said that Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987) is the least well known of the most significant political philosophers of the 20th century. In many ways, this is perplexing...
Mar 5, 2021
Opulence and Dependency in a Democratic Age
Acareful engagement with Christine Dunn Henderson’s welcome new edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Memoirs on Pauperism and Other Writings, just released by the...
Feb 16, 2021
No Escape From Politics—or Patriotism
At a moment when our cultural and political elites either celebrated violence, mayhem, and lawlessness in the name of social justice, or remained silent as statues toppled and the...
Feb 1, 2021
Heroism and the Repudiation of Egalitarian Illusions
The distinguished French historian Patrice Gueniffey has written a profoundly countercultural book on the place of heroism in the human drama. Rejecting the reigning democratic...
Jan 12, 2021
Pierre Manent and the Republican Spirit
In his thoughtful and lucid “Preface” to the French political philosopher Pierre Manent’s essay-booklet The Tragedy of the Republic, Patrick J....
Jan 6, 2021
Statesmanship as Human Excellence
The founding fathers of modern republicanism had no qualms about appealing to the crucial role of the “founder” or “legislator” in establishing and...
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