Book Review

“The Bookcase” Spring-Summer 2019 Issue

The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great, by Ben Shapiro (Broadside, 2019). This…

The World Turned, but in What Direction? Review of Jacobs’ The Year of Our Lord 1943

In 1943, the tide of World War II shifted against the Axis powers, but as the Allies advanced, many began…

The Just War Idea and America’s Wars: Eric Patterson’s Just American Wars: Ethical Dilemmas in US Military History

American thinkers initiated the recovery of the just war idea and its use in contemporary debate on ethics and the…

Paul Ramsey and the Recovery of the Just War Idea
Paul Ramsey and the Recovery of the Just War Idea

There are three important reasons why Paul Ramsey’s “The Just War” should be remembered and read by those who haven’t yet encountered it, or reread by those who have.

A Path to Submission: Michel Houellebecq, Sex, and History
A Path to Submission: Michel Houellebecq, Sex, and History

With the 2015 publication of Submission, Michel Houellebecq became notorious. This slim novel speculated how Islamist parties might rise to…

The Lamb and the Lion: Review of Boyd’s Crucifixion of the Warrior God

An abridged version of J. Daryl Charles’ review of Gregory A. Boyd’s Crucifixion of the Warrior God that appeared in…

China’s Plan for a New World Order: Review of Maçães’ Belt and Road
China’s Plan for a New World Order: Review of Maçães’ Belt and Road

Resolution to America and China’s tit-for-tat trade war seems improbable for now. Last month the disputes continued when China retaliated…

MORAL VALUES IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION: Review of Ignatieff’s The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World
Moral Values in an Era of Globalization: Review of Ignatieff’s The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Is globalization strengthening shared moral values and behaviors among nation-states? Michael Ignatieff, who has written many journalistic and scholarly books…