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Our Stumbling Giant

Whatever the number of pluses in the portrait of Reagan that is beginning to take shape in the final months of his two-term presidency, there will be minuses also, and most of these will stem from his conduct of foreign policy and national...

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    Children of Fortune

    Going by the tide and subtitle alone, it would appear that this is either a book about the lies rich people tell each other, or a book transforming the jingle of coins into the crash of magical cymbals.

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    Enduring Wisdom

    "Wise Men" is a collection of 11 lively essays by the wise old sage who is contemporary conservatism's most able prophet. The Kirk neophyte will find these essays most alluring; it is unusual to experience such an affirmation of the "permanent...

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    Princelings of Peace

    "While at one time pacifists were single-mindedly devoted to the principles of nonviolence and reconciliation, today most pacifist groups defend the moral legitimacy of armed struggle and guerrilla warfare, and they praise and support the...

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    Tradition and Justice

    Alasdair MacIntyre is our most relentless tracker of the crisis of the liberal regime. In "After Virtue", he recounted the history of the triumph of "emotivism" in ethics. In "Whose Justice? Which Rationality?" he has begun the process of...

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    Opposing the Disneyfiers

    Paul Fussell's enemies are "habitual euphemizers, professional dissimulators," and the "Disneyfiers of life." He is in favor of cojones, which is why he ends up in one of his essays liking the Indy 500 in spite of himself, comparing it favorably...

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