Book Review

Understanding the War of 1812 Book Review
Understanding the War of 1812

As public attention shifts to the anniversaries of the two World Wars, the War of 1812 is becoming forgotten again, and now seems an ideal time to survey the landscape of new books written in the (roughly) decade surrounding its sesquicentennial.

The New Christian Zionism book review Gerald R. McDermott Out With the Old & In With the New
Out with the Old and in with the New: Review of The New Christian Zionism

This review of The New Christian Zionism, edited by Gerald R. McDermott, first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of…

A President Honors Wounded Veterans: Review of George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage

President George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage can help the nation, and especially the Church, better understand wounded warriors.

Ike’s Military Industrial Complex

Bret Baier’s new book Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission focuses on Ike’s 1961 farewell speech eschewing the “military industrial complex.”

An Elite Military for a Perilous Time: Special Operations in an Age of Terror

Sean Naylor’s Relentless Strike is an excellent study that shows how the U.S. military services organized (or reorganized) themselves to counter the guerrillas that too often were able to evade regular units and strike their vulnerabilities.

Chalk Dust on Our Cleats Book Review Michael Hayden Playing to the Edge American Intelligence Age of Terror
Chalk Dust on Our Cleats

It would be, quite simply, impossible to find a person better positioned to write on “American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” over the past two decades than Michael Hayden.

Book Review Mindy Belz They Say We Are Infidels A People of No Strategic Importance: Middle East Christians & the Disregard of the Foreign Policy Elite
A People of No Strategic Importance

No one who reads They Say We Are Infidels by World Magazine editor Mindy Belz should ever doubt Christians are victims of ISIS genocide.

Michael Walzer
The Paradox of Michael Walzer

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Michael Walzer’s first book, The Revolution of the Saints. The intellectual shortcomings of the left (and right) are attested by their failure to appreciate their greatest philosopher’s most stimulating work.

Exalting the Humble and Meek: Book Review of Janet Polasky Revolutions without Borders
Exalting the Humble and Meek

Janet Polasky’s Revolutions without Borders seeks to once more recapture the cosmopolitan, borderless, and dynamic character of revolutionary politics.