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  1. Books, Arts & Manners
    [+]
    After Tragedy (3 Reviews)
    Saturday, by Ian McEwan
    1. Saturday by Ian McEwan
    2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
    3. Windows on the World by Frederic Beigbeder
    National Review, June 20, 2005, p. 48
  2. The Agenda
    Does Money Buy Happiness?
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2003, pp. 42-43
  3. The Agenda
    Kerry's Secret Weapon?
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 2004, pp. 46-47
  4. The Agenda
    The World in Numbers: A Muslim Europe
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2005, pp. 58-60
  5. [+]
    To Be Young, Conservative, and Cool (Review)
    Letters to a Young Conservative, by Dinesh D'Souza
    1. Letters to a Young Conservative by Dinesh D'Souza
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2002, p. 41
  6. Brief Lives: Gingrich's Long Game
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2006, pp. 36-37
  7. Brief Lives: The Apocalypse, Rated PG
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 2005, pp. 36-37
  8. Articles
    The Buck Starts Here
    The Weekly Standard, October 9, 2006, pp. 8-11
  9. Books, Arts & Manners
    [+]
    By the Waters... (Review)
    American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile, by Richard John Neuhaus
    1. American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile by Richard John Neuhaus
    National Review, April 20, 2009, pp. 47-49
  10. [+]
    The Christian Future (Review)
    The Next Christendom, by Philip Jenkins
    1. The Next Christendom by Philip Jenkins
    Policy Review, February 2003, pp. 89-94
  11. [+]
    Clash by Night (Review)
    Earthly Powers, by Michael Burleigh
    1. Earthly Powers by Michael Burleigh
    National Review, March 27, 2006, pp. 52-53
  12. College Admission 2005
    Does Meritocracy Work?
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2005, pp. 120-127
  13. The Agenda
    Comment
    Bush is fading. Bush Republicanism is here to stay
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2007, pp. 21-24
  14. The Agenda
    Comment
    Can the Democrats succeed where Karl Rove failed?
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 2007, pp. 27-32
  15. The Agenda
    Comment
    The national memory often confuses hubris with greatness. That's good news for George W...
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 2008, pp. 15-18
  16. [+]
    The Conservative Cocoon (Review)
    South Park Conservatives, by Brian C. Anderson
    1. South Park Conservatives by Brian C. Anderson
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2005, pp. 16-17
  17. The Critics
    [+]
    E Pluribus Nixon (Review)
    Nixonland, by Rick Perlstein
    1. Nixonland by Rick Perlstein
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 2008, pp. 83-88
  18. [+]
    Exit Strategy (Review)
    Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley
    1. Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
    National Review, April 16, 2007, p. 48
  19. [+]
    Film: A Computer, Not a Divider (Review)
    Wall-E (2008 Film), by Andrew Stanton
    1. Wall-E (2008 Film) by Andrew Stanton
    National Review, August 4, 2008, p. 53
  20. [+]
    Film: A Few Charms (Review)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007 Film), by David Yates
    1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007 Film) by David Yates
    National Review, August 13, 2007, p. 49
  21. [+]
    Film: A Misfit (Review)
    Stranger Than Fiction (2006 Film), by Marc Forster
    1. Stranger Than Fiction (2006 Film) by Marc Forster
    National Review, December 4, 2006, p. 55
  22. [+]
    Film: A New Kingfish (Review)
    All the King's Men (2006 Film), by Steven Zaillian
    1. All the King's Men (2006 Film) by Steven Zaillian
    National Review, October 9, 2006, p. 67
  23. [+]
    Film: And the Winner Is... (2 Reviews)
    Letters from Iwo Jima (2007 Film), by Clint Eastwood
    1. Letters from Iwo Jima (2007 Film) by Clint Eastwood
    2. The Queen (2006 Film) by Stephen Frears
    National Review, March 5, 2007, pp. 54-55
  24. [+]
    Film: Birth Dearth (Review)
    Baby Mama (2008 Film), by Michael McCullers
    1. Baby Mama (2008 Film) by Michael McCullers
    National Review, May 19, 2008, p. 61
  25. [+]
    Film: Boring from Within (Review)
    Che (2008 Film), by Steven Soderbergh
    1. Che (2008 Film) by Steven Soderbergh
    National Review, February 23, 2009, p. 46
  26. [+]
    Film: Boys to Men (Review)
    Superbad (2007 Film), by Greg Mottola
    1. Superbad (2007 Film) by Greg Mottola
    National Review, September 10, 2007, pp. 56-57
  27. [+]
    Film: Burn before Watching (Review)
    Burn After Reading (2008 Film), by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
    1. Burn After Reading (2008 Film) by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
    National Review, October 20, 2008, pp. 76-77
  28. [+]
    Film: Bushed (Review)
    W. (2008 Film), by Oliver Stone
    1. W. (2008 Film) by Oliver Stone
    National Review, November 17, 2008, pp. 62-63
  29. [+]
    Film: Class War (Review)
    Stop-Loss (2008 Film), by Kimberly Peirce
    1. Stop-Loss (2008 Film) by Kimberly Peirce
    National Review, April 21, 2008, p. 61
  30. [+]
    Film: Creature Feature (Review)
    Grindhouse (2007 Film), by Robert Rodriguez and Eli Roth
    1. Grindhouse (2007 Film) by Robert Rodriguez and Eli Roth
    National Review, April 30, 2007, pp. 54-55
  31. [+]
    Film: Dark and Wild (Review)
    Where the Wild Things Are (2009 Film), by Spike Jonze
    1. Where the Wild Things Are (2009 Film) by Spike Jonze
    National Review, November 23, 2009, p. 58
  32. [+]
    Film: Dark Victory (Review)
    No Country for Old Men (2007 Film), by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
    1. No Country for Old Men (2007 Film) by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
    National Review, December 17, 2007, pp. 54-55
  33. Film: Deep in the Shallows
    National Review, December 31, 2009, p. 54
  34. [+]
    Film: Dessert Rats (Review)
    Ratatouille (2007 Film), by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava
    1. Ratatouille (2007 Film) by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava
    National Review, July 30, 2007, pp. 52-53
  35. [+]
    Film: Enemies of the State (Review)
    Public Enemies (2009 Film), by Michael Mann
    1. Public Enemies (2009 Film) by Michael Mann
    National Review, July 20, 2009, p. 50
  36. [+]
    Film: Epic In Miniature (Review)
    Sin Nombre (2009 Film), by Cary Fukunaga
    1. Sin Nombre (2009 Film) by Cary Fukunaga
    National Review, May 4, 2009, p. 54
  37. [+]
    Film: Fables and Foibles (Review)
    Pan's Labyrinth (2006 Film), by Guillermo del Toro
    1. Pan's Labyrinth (2006 Film) by Guillermo del Toro
    National Review, February 12, 2007, pp. 50-51
  38. [+]
    Film: Fairy Tale and Nightmare (Review)
    Coraline (2009 Film), by Henry Selick and Michael Cachuela
    1. Coraline (2009 Film) by Henry Selick and Michael Cachuela
    National Review, March 9, 2009, p. 46
  39. Film: Generation Gap
    National Review, February 8, 2010, p. 50
  40. [+]
    Film: Haunting Us Still (Review)
    Frost/Nixon (2008 Film), by Ron Howard
    1. Frost/Nixon (2008 Film) by Ron Howard
    National Review, December 29, 2008, p. 49
  41. [+]
    Film: Here's the Outrage (Review)
    Bruno (2009 Film), by Larry Charles and Dan Mazer
    1. Bruno (2009 Film) by Larry Charles and Dan Mazer
    National Review, August 10, 2009, p. 46
  42. [+]
    Film: His Didactic Materials (Review)
    The Golden Compass (2007 Film), by Chris Weitz
    1. The Golden Compass (2007 Film) by Chris Weitz
    National Review, December 31, 2007, p. 51
  43. [+]
    Film: Hit and Miss (Review)
    Tropic Thunder (2008 Film), by Ben Stiller
    1. Tropic Thunder (2008 Film) by Ben Stiller
    National Review, September 15, 2008, pp. 72-73
  44. [+]
    Film: Inner Space (Review)
    District 9 (2009 Film), by Neill Blomkamp
    1. District 9 (2009 Film) by Neill Blomkamp
    National Review, September 7, 2009, p. 50
  45. [+]
    Film: Juvnile But Brilliant (Review)
    Inglourious Basterds (2009 Film), by Quentin Tarantino
    1. Inglourious Basterds (2009 Film) by Quentin Tarantino
    National Review, September 21, 2009, p. 55
  46. [+]
    Film: Lame Lambs (Review)
    Lions for Lambs (2007 Film), by Robert Redford
    1. Lions for Lambs (2007 Film) by Robert Redford
    National Review, December 3, 2007, p. 55
  47. [+]
    Film: Leo ex Machina (Review)
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008 Film), by Andrew Adamson
    1. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008 Film) by Andrew Adamson
    National Review, June 16, 2008, p. 57
  48. [+]
    Film: Less than Monstrous (Review)
    Cloverfield (2007 Film), by Matt Reeves
    1. Cloverfield (2007 Film) by Matt Reeves
    National Review, February 11, 2008, p. 55
  49. [+]
    Film: Low Life (Review)
    Eastern Promises (2007 Film), by David Cronenberg
    1. Eastern Promises (2007 Film) by David Cronenberg
    National Review, October 8, 2007, pp. 70-71
  50. [+]
    Film: March Mischief (Review)
    The Bank Job (2008 Film), by Roger Donaldson
    1. The Bank Job (2008 Film) by Roger Donaldson
    National Review, April 7, 2008, p. 57
  51. [+]
    Film: Misanthropy On Tour (Review)
    Away We Go (2009 Film), by Sam Mendes
    1. Away We Go (2009 Film) by Sam Mendes
    National Review, July 6, 2009, p. 46
  52. [+]
    Film: Monster Mush (Review)
    Shrek the Third (2007 Film), by Chris Miller and Raman Hui
    1. Shrek the Third (2007 Film) by Chris Miller and Raman Hui
    National Review, June 11, 2007, p. 51
  53. [+]
    Film: Murder, Up Close (Review)
    United 93 (2006 Film), by Paul Greengrass
    1. United 93 (2006 Film) by Paul Greengrass
    National Review, May 22, 2006, pp. 58-59
  54. [+]
    Film: Mystery Train (Review)
    The Darjeeling Limited (2007 Film), by Wes Anderson
    1. The Darjeeling Limited (2007 Film) by Wes Anderson
    National Review, October 22, 2007, pp. 58-59
  55. [+]
    Film: No Surrender (Review)
    The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009 Film), by Chris Weitz
    1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009 Film) by Chris Weitz
    National Review, December 21, 2009, p. 54
  56. [+]
    Film: Not So Great, Scott (Review)
    Body of Lies (2008 Film), by Ridley Scott
    1. Body of Lies (2008 Film) by Ridley Scott
    National Review, November 3, 2008, p. 57
  57. [+]
    Film: Office Politics (Review)
    Breach (2007 Film), by Billy Ray
    1. Breach (2007 Film) by Billy Ray
    National Review, March 19, 2007, p. 55
  58. [+]
    Film: Original Gangsta (Review)
    American Gangster (2007 Film), by Ridley Scott
    1. American Gangster (2007 Film) by Ridley Scott
    National Review, November 19, 2007, p. 63
  59. [+]
    Film: Out of the Whirlwind (Review)
    A Serious Man (2009 Film), by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    1. A Serious Man (2009 Film) by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    National Review, November 2, 2009, p. 62
  60. [+]
    Film: Punch the Director! (Review)
    Hostel - Part II (2007 Film), by Eli Roth
    1. Hostel - Part II (2007 Film) by Eli Roth
    National Review, July 9, 2007, pp. 54-55
  61. [+]
    Film: Re: Bourne (Review)
    The Bourne Ultimatum (2007 Film), by Paul Greengrass
    1. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007 Film) by Paul Greengrass
    National Review, August 27, 2007, pp. 44-45
  62. [+]
    Film: Riches of Rags (Review)
    The September Issue (2008 Film), by R.J. Cutler
    1. The September Issue (2008 Film) by R.J. Cutler
    National Review, October 5, 2009, p. 54
  63. [+]
    Film: Saint Clint (Review)
    Flags of Our Fathers (2006 Film), by Clint Eastwood
    1. Flags of Our Fathers (2006 Film) by Clint Eastwood
    National Review, November 20, 2006, p. 50
  64. [+]
    Film: Sameness and Slumdog (2 Reviews)
    Revolutionary Road (2008 Film), by Sam Mendes
    1. Revolutionary Road (2008 Film) by Sam Mendes
    2. Slumdog Millionaire (2008 Film) by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan
    National Review, January 26, 2009, pp. 49-50
  65. Film: Second Acts
    National Review, January 25, 2010, p. 54
  66. [+]
    Film: Shadow War (Review)
    Jarhead (2005 Film), by Sam Mendes
    1. Jarhead (2005 Film) by Sam Mendes
    National Review, November 21, 2005, p. 59
  67. [+]
    Film: Shut up and Campaign (Review)
    Rambo (2008 Film), by Sylvester Stallone
    1. Rambo (2008 Film) by Sylvester Stallone
    National Review, February 25, 2008, p. 59
  68. [+]
    Film: Slingin' It (Review)
    Spider-Man 3 (2007 Film), by Sam Raimi
    1. Spider-Man 3 (2007 Film) by Sam Raimi
    National Review, May 28, 2007, p. 51
  69. [+]
    Film: Stark Mad (Review)
    Iron Man (2008 Film), by Jon Favreau
    1. Iron Man (2008 Film) by Jon Favreau
    National Review, June 2, 2008, p. 57
  70. [+]
    Film: Strange Voyage (Review)
    Star Trek (2009 Film), by J.J. Abrams
    1. Star Trek (2009 Film) by J.J. Abrams
    National Review, May 25, 2009, p. 54
  71. [+]
    Film: Tales of Waugh (Review)
    Brideshead Revisited (2008 Film), by Julian Jarrold
    1. Brideshead Revisited (2008 Film) by Julian Jarrold
    National Review, September 1, 2008, p. 53
  72. [+]
    Film: Thank the Academy? (3 Reviews)
    Michael Clayton (2007 Film), by Tony Gilroy
    1. Michael Clayton (2007 Film) by Tony Gilroy
    2. Atonement (2007 Film) by Joe Wright
    3. Juno (2007 Film) by Jason Reitman
    National Review, March 10, 2008, p. 59
  73. [+]
    Film: The Aldous Factor (Review)
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008 Film), by Nicholas Stoller
    1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008 Film) by Nicholas Stoller
    National Review, May 5, 2008, p. 69
  74. [+]
    Film: The Book Is Better (Review)
    Children of Men (2006 Film), by Alfonso Cuaron
    1. Children of Men (2006 Film) by Alfonso Cuaron
    National Review, January 29, 2007, p. 55
  75. [+]
    Film: The Capital Burns (Review)
    Thank You for Smoking (2005 Film), by Jason Reitman
    1. Thank You for Smoking (2005 Film) by Jason Reitman
    National Review, April 10, 2006, p. 54
  76. [+]
    Film: The End of the Affair (Review)
    Sex and the City - The Movie (2008 Film), by Michael Patrick King
    1. Sex and the City - The Movie (2008 Film) by Michael Patrick King
    National Review, June 30, 2008, pp. 52-53
  77. [+]
    Film: The War Against Fox (Review)
    The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009 Film), by Wes Anderson
    1. The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009 Film) by Wes Anderson
    National Review, December 7, 2009, p. 58
  78. [+]
    Film: The Way We Live Now (Review)
    He's Just Not That Into You (2009 Film), by Ken Kwapis
    1. He's Just Not That Into You (2009 Film) by Ken Kwapis
    National Review, March 23, 2009, p. 46
  79. [+]
    Film: The Wrong Man (Review)
    The Informant! (2009 Film), by Steven Soderbergh
    1. The Informant! (2009 Film) by Steven Soderbergh
    National Review, October 19, 2009, p. 50
  80. [+]
    Film: Too Many Rules (Review)
    The Dark Knight (2008 Film), by Christopher Nolan
    1. The Dark Knight (2008 Film) by Christopher Nolan
    National Review, August 18, 2008, p. 57
  81. [+]
    Film: Tough Guy (Review)
    Casino Royale (2006 Film), by Martin Campbell
    1. Casino Royale (2006 Film) by Martin Campbell
    National Review, December 18, 2006, pp. 54-55
  82. [+]
    Film: True Lies (Review)
    The Hoax (2007 Film), by Lasse Hallstrom
    1. The Hoax (2007 Film) by Lasse Hallstrom
    National Review, May 14, 2007, pp. 50-51
  83. [+]
    Film: True Love (Review)
    (500) Days of Summer (2009 Film), by Marc Webb
    1. (500) Days of Summer (2009 Film) by Marc Webb
    National Review, August 24, 2009, p. 50
  84. [+]
    Film: Under Done (Review)
    Australia (2008 Film), by Baz Luhrmann
    1. Australia (2008 Film) by Baz Luhrmann
    National Review, December 15, 2008, p. 57
  85. Film: Unhappy Returns
    National Review, February 22, 2010, p. 50
  86. [+]
    Film: Uprisings (2 Reviews)
    Defiance (2008 Film), by Edward Zwick
    1. Defiance (2008 Film) by Edward Zwick
    2. Valkyrie (2008 Film) by Bryan Singer
    National Review, February 9, 2009, p. 46
  87. [+]
    Film: Waste Watching (2 Reviews)
    Angels and Demons (2009 Film), by Ron Howard
    1. Angels and Demons (2009 Film) by Ron Howard
    2. The Girlfriend Experience (2009 Film) by Steven Soderbergh
    National Review, June 8, 2009, p. 50
  88. [+]
    Film: Well, Well, Well (Review)
    There Will Be Blood (2007 Film), by Paul Thomas Anderson
    1. There Will Be Blood (2007 Film) by Paul Thomas Anderson
    National Review, January 28, 2008, p. 55
  89. [+]
    Film: Who Will Watch Them? (Review)
    Watchmen (2009 Film), by Zack Snyder
    1. Watchmen (2009 Film) by Zack Snyder
    National Review, April 6, 2009, p. 50
  90. [+]
    Film: Windy (Review)
    The Happening (2008 Film), by M. Night Shyamalan
    1. The Happening (2008 Film) by M. Night Shyamalan
    National Review, July 14, 2008, p. 61
  91. [+]
    Films: ...And Away! (Review)
    Up (2009 Film), by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
    1. Up (2009 Film) by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
    National Review, June 22, 2009, p. 50
  92. [+]
    Films: Old World (Review)
    Apocalypto (2006 Film), by Mel Gibson
    1. Apocalypto (2006 Film) by Mel Gibson
    National Review, December 31, 2006, p. 51
  93. [+]
    Films: Oliver's Story (Review)
    World Trade Center (2006 Film), by Oliver Stone
    1. World Trade Center (2006 Film) by Oliver Stone
    National Review, August 28, 2006, pp. 46-47
  94. Grand New Party (2008)
    How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  95. Is Pornography Adultery?
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 2008, pp. 80-82
  96. The List: Leaps of Faith
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 2006, pp. 40-41
  97. [+]
    Lord Have Mercy (Review)
    God Is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
    1. God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
    The Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2007, pp. 48-49
  98. Nation in Numbers
    The God Vote
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 2004, pp. 52-54
  99. The Nation in Numbers: The Border
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2006, pp. 54-56
  100. The One They Love
    Or do they? The liberals' David Brooks problem
    National Review, August 23, 2004, pp. 27-28
  101. Palin Fire
    Alaska's governor inspires conservatives; but can she lead them?
    National Review, September 29, 2008, pp. 38-40
  102. Features
    The Party of Sam's Club
    Isn't it time the Republicans did something for their voters?
    The Weekly Standard, November 14, 2005, pp. 21-28
  103. The Philosophers' Blog
    The Weekly Standard, January 3, 2005, pp. 15-16
  104. Privilege (2005)
    Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class
    3 Reviews
  105. Books, Arts & Manners
    [+]
    Redemption at Hogwarts (Review)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling
    1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
    National Review, September 12, 2005, p. 48
  106. Religion
    The U.S. is becoming more secular, and Europe is becoming more religious. Both trends m...
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 2007, pp. 38-44
  107. Articles
    "Respect Conservatism"
    The Weekly Standard, March 5, 2007, pp. 8-9
  108. The Return of the Paranoid Style
    Hollywood looks back to the '70s
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2008, pp. 52-53
  109. [+]
    Larry McMurtry and the American West (Review)
    The Trouble with Diversity, by Walter Benn Michaels
    1. The Trouble with Diversity by Walter Benn Michaels
    The Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2007, p. 52
  110. Sarah Resartus
    Tailoring Palin for the future
    National Review, December 1, 2008, pp. 26-29
  111. So, You Want To Win the Culture Wars?
    It would help to engage in a little culture
    National Review, December 13, 2004, pp. 40-42
  112. State of the Union 2007
    The God of Small Things
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 2007, pp. 120-125
  113. Articles
    Theocracy, Theocracy, Theocracy
    First Things, August 2006, pp. 23-29
  114. They Made America
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2006, pp. 59-79
  115. The TNR Veeptacular
    The gonzo conservatism of Mike Huckabee
    The New Republic, June 25, 2008, p. 22
  116. The Truth About Harvard
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2005, pp. 95-100
  117. Verbatim
    Rebranding America
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 2004, pp. 47-49
  118. Verbatim
    Rumsfeld's Rules Revisited
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 2004, pp. 40-41
  119. What is Left? What is Right?
    The American Conservative, August 28, 2006, p. 9
  120. What Is the Matter with Kansas?
    The Weekly Standard, November 20, 2006, pp. 20-21
  121. [+]
    Wonder Boy (Review)
    Being America, by Jedediah Purdy
    1. Being America by Jedediah Purdy
    National Review, May 5, 2003, pp. 50-51
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