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The bitter lessons of unbridled freedom

Francis Phillips | 23 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
The older generation of Russians suffered terribly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


The beauty of the country of marriage

Matthew J. Franck | 23 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, same-sex marriage
In a brave new book, Anthony Esolen describes the very real consequences of redefining marriage.


Rediscovering a great 19th century novelist

Susan Reibel Moore | 09 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews
How many of us would know the novels of Anthony Trollope if it weren’t for the BBC?


The Sense of Style

Francis Phillips | 08 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, writing
A controversial Harvard psychologist wants people to ... write better.


Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943

Francis Phillips | 12 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, World War II
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.


Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend

Francis Phillips | 26 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Nelson Mandela
An affecting memoir by Nelson Mandela's jailer.


The global race to reinvent the state

Nick Spencer | 07 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, government, political science
Two journalists from The Economist want to “fix Leviathan” through efficiency and better management.


Is this the most miserable place on earth?

Francis Phillips | 17 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.


The Fault in Our Stars

Clare Cannon | 06 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, teen movies, young adult
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.


A cultural package that sorts winners from losers

Mary Rice Hasson | 28 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, The American Dream, virtue
The Tiger Mom (with co-author) has another go at explaining what makes for success.


Formative influences

Michael Cook | 06 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, MercatorNet
The first in a series about books which changed how our contributors see the world.


Charlie Chaplin: born in rags, destroyed by riches

Jack Carrigan | 22 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, movies
Peter Akroyd's biography reveals the tormented tyrant behind the creative genius.


Protecting the first “little platoon”

Bryce J. Christensen | 10 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, conservatism, family, liberalism
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.


Is it right that they come?

Peter Smith | 14 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, immigration, multiculturalism
A British economist shows that migrants as well as hosts can be big losers from migration.


Fukushima: a man-made disaster

Leigh Dale | 13 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, disasters, Fukushima
When the 2011 tsunami hit a Japanese nuclear plant it was officialdom that went into meltdown, according to a new book.


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