Topic: “American History”
Notebook September 2020
Richard Gilder, 1932–2020
On the life of one of New York City’s great philanthropists.
Aug 14, 2020
Of ideas and ideologies
On the danger of “ideological” debate.
Aug 05, 2020
Till the well runs dry
A review of The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice by David Hill.
Jul 15, 2020
On the forgotten meaning of honor.
Jun 02, 2020
The Critic’s Notebook
On Christo, Clarence Thomas, Bach cantatas & more from the world of culture.
Jul 05, 2019
Week in review
On campus “justice,” Nazi thieves, and revolutionary spirit.
May 29, 2019
Life, liberty & the pursuit of honor
A review of American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era, by Craig Bruce Smith.
May 28, 2019
The gods of liberalism
A review of Permanent Revolution: The Reformation and the Illiberal Roots of Liberalism, by James Simpson.
Mar 18, 2019
Fostering the American songbook
On the life and work of the songwriter Stephen Foster.