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  1. The Abyss Revisited
    The American Scholar, Summer 1992, pp. 337-348
  2. Academic Advocates
    Commentary, September 1995, pp. 46-49
  3. American Jews and Israel
    Commentary, February 1988, p. 43
  4. [+]
    Anonymity, "Time," and Success (Review)
    Name and Address: An Autobiography, by T.S. Matthews
    1. Name and Address: An Autobiography by T.S. Matthews
    Commentary, July 1960, pp. 83-85
  5. [+]
    The 'Bad'-Mouthing of America (Review)
    BAD: or, The Dumbing of America, by Paul Fussell
    1. BAD: or, The Dumbing of America by Paul Fussell
    The New Republic, October 28, 1991, pp. 27-31
  6. Books
    Bentham Versus Blackstone
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1978, pp. 537-553
  7. Beware the Childrearing Manual
    When It Comes to Raising Children, An Expert Is Sometimes the Worst Person to Ask.
    The American Enterprise, May 1996, pp. 50-51
  8. The Christian University
    A Call to Counterrevolution
    First Things, January 1996, pp. 16-19
  9. Can Congress Revive Civil Society?
    Remoralizing Civil Society
    Policy Review, January 1996, pp. 28-29
  10. [+]
    The Carlyles at Home (Review)
    Necessary Evil, by Lawrence Hanson and Elisabeth Hanson
    1. Necessary Evil by Lawrence Hanson and Elisabeth Hanson
    The American Mercury, August 1952, pp. 116-119
  11. [+]
    The Chief Apostle of Darwinism (Review)
    T.H. Huxley: Scientist, Humanist, and Educator, by Cyril Bibby
    1. T.H. Huxley: Scientist, Humanist, and Educator by Cyril Bibby
    The New Republic, May 16, 1960, pp. 20-21
  12. [+]
    The Compleat Utopian (Review)
    William Godwin: Philsopher, Novelist, Revolutionary, by Peter H. Marshall
    1. William Godwin: Philsopher, Novelist, Revolutionary by Peter H. Marshall
    The New Republic, December 31, 1984, pp. 25-29
  13. The Conservative Imagination
    Michael Oakeshott
    The American Scholar, Summer 1975, pp. 405-420
  14. Correspondence
    First Things, June/July 1991, pp. 2-6
  15. Correspondence
    First Things, February 1993, pp. 2-3
  16. Criticism
    Denigrating the Rule of Reason
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1984, pp. 84-92
  17. A Dark and Bloody Crossroads
    The National Interest, Summer 1993, pp. 53-61
  18. Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution (1959)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  19. [+]
    Darwin the Man... (Review)
    Charles Darwin: 'A Man of Enlarged Curiosity', by Peter Brent
    1. Charles Darwin: 'A Man of Enlarged Curiosity' by Peter Brent
    The New Republic, December 2, 1981, pp. 26-27
  20. The De-Moralization of Society (1995)
    From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values
    12 Reviews, 3 Readable
  21. A De-Moralized Society
    The Public Interest, Fall 1994, pp. 57-80
  22. A Dead White European Male Comforts a 20th-Century Jew
    Edmund Burke's Convincing Defense of Ancient Traditions, Prejudices, and Religions.
    The American Enterprise, March 1997, pp. 64-65
  23. Two Nations: Two Perspectives
    Democratic Remedies for Democratic Disorders
    The Public Interest, Spring 1998, pp. 3-24
  24. [+]
    The Descent of the Huxleys (3 Reviews)
    The Huxleys, by Ronald W. Clark
    1. The Huxleys by Ronald W. Clark
    2. The Essence of T. H. Huxley by Cyril Bibby and Thomas H. Huxley
    3. This Timeless Moment by Laura Archera Huxley
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1968, pp. 88-90
  25. [+]
    Dissent and Dogma (Review)
    Culture and Anarchy, by Matthew Arnold and Samuel Lipman
    1. Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold and Samuel Lipman
    The New Republic, June 13, 1994, pp. 45-47
  26. Articles
    The Election and the Culture Wars
    Commentary, May 2000, pp. 23-25
  27. [+]
    Eminent Gadabout (2 Reviews)
    Lytton Strachey: A Critical Biography, Vol. I, by Michael Holroyd
    1. Lytton Strachey: A Critical Biography, Vol. I by Michael Holroyd
    2. Lytton Strachey: A Critical Biography, Vol. II by Michael Holroyd
    The New Republic, May 18, 1968, pp. 33-35
  28. Engels in Manchester
    Inventing the Proletariat
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1983, pp. 479-496
  29. Books
    [+]
    "The Englishness of England" (Review)
    The English World, by Robert Blake
    1. The English World by Robert Blake
    The New Criterion, May 1983, pp. 64-67
  30. Essays on Freedom and Power (1948)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  31. Essays on Politics and Culture (1962)
    1 Review
  32. [+]
    Fabianism (Review)
    Beatrice Webb: A Life, 1858-1943, by Kitty Muggeridge and Ruth Adam
    1. Beatrice Webb: A Life, 1858-1943 by Kitty Muggeridge and Ruth Adam
    Commentary, August 1968, pp. 70-72
  33. [+]
    Finding Out What Happened (Review)
    The Edwardian Turn of Mind, by Samuel Lynn Hynes
    1. The Edwardian Turn of Mind by Samuel Lynn Hynes
    The New Republic, July 20, 1968, pp. 28-34
  34. For the Love of Country
    Commentary, May 1997, pp. 34-37
  35. From Clapham to Bloomsbury
    A Genealogy of Morals
    Commentary, February 1985, pp. 36-45
  36. The Gender Card Loses
    The Weekly Standard, October 16, 1995, pp. 14-15
  37. [+]
    General (Review)
    Essays on Sex Equality, by Alice S. Rossi, John Stuart Mill, and Harriet T. Mill, ...
    1. Essays on Sex Equality by Alice S. Rossi, John Stuart Mill, and Harriet T. Mill, ...
    The American Historical Review, June 1972, p. 736
  38. George Eliot for Grown-Ups
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1994, pp. 577-581
  39. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Glorious, Indeed (Review)
    Our First Revolution, by Michael Barone
    1. Our First Revolution by Michael Barone
    The Weekly Standard, July 23, 2007, pp. 33-36
  40. [+]
    A God-Haunted Family (Review)
    The Knox Brothers, by Penelope Fitzgerald
    1. The Knox Brothers by Penelope Fitzgerald
    The New Republic, October 16, 2000, pp. 59-65
  41. The Group
    Bourgeois Britain and its Marxist historians
    The New Republic, February 10, 1986, pp. 28-35
  42. The Idea of Compassion
    The British vs. the French Enlightenment
    The Public Interest, Fall 2001, pp. 3-24
  43. The Idea of Poverty (1983)
    England in the Early Industrial Age
    8 Reviews, 1 Readable
  44. In Defense of Progress
    Commentary, June 1980, pp. 53-60
  45. In Defense of the Two Cultures
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1981, pp. 451-463
  46. Ideas
    In Defense of the Victorians
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1988, pp. 90-100
  47. The Jewish Odyssey of George Eliot (2009)
    1 Review
  48. Jews and Gentiles (2007)
    2 Reviews
  49. Men & Ideas
    John Buchan
    Encounter, September 1960, pp. 46-53
  50. Judging Richard Posner
    Commentary, February 2002, pp. 37-44
  51. [+]
    Let Marx Be Marx (Review)
    Karl Marx: A Life, by Francis Wheen
    1. Karl Marx: A Life by Francis Wheen
    The New Republic, July 24, 2000, pp. 34-38
  52. Letters
    Commentary, August 1985, pp. 2-20
  53. Letters
    Commentary, July 1985, pp. 6-20
  54. Letters
    Commentary, July 1991, pp. 2-14
  55. Letters
    Commentary, November 1991, pp. 2-16
  56. Liberalism & the Jews
    Commentary, January 1980, pp. 43-44
  57. Liberty: "One Very Simple Principle"?
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1993, pp. 531-550
  58. Lord Acton
    The New Criterion, June 2000, pp. 21-28
  59. Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics (1952)
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  60. [+]
    The Making of Prodigies (Review)
    Ex-Prodigy, by Norbert Wiener
    1. Ex-Prodigy by Norbert Wiener
    Commentary, May 1953, pp. 531-533
  61. Book Reviews
    [+]
    Malthus As Anti-Utopian (Review)
    Progress, Poverty and Population, by John Avery
    1. Progress, Poverty and Population by John Avery
    The Social Contract, Spring 1998, pp. 270-274
  62. Manners into Morals
    What the Victorians Knew
    The American Scholar, Spring 1988, pp. 223-232
  63. "A Man's Own Household His Enemies"
    Commentary, July-August 1999, pp. 34-38
  64. Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians (1986)
    9 Reviews, 2 Readable
  65. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    Intellectuals in Politics, by Joseph Hamburger
    1. Intellectuals in Politics by Joseph Hamburger
    The American Historical Review, July 1966, p. 1344
  66. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    1867: Disraeli, Gladstone and Revolution~~Eighteen Sixty-Seven: Disraeli, Gladstone and...
    1. 1867: Disraeli, Gladstone and Revolution~~Eighteen Sixty-Seven: Disraeli, Gladstone and Revolution by Maurice Cowling
    The American Historical Review, February 1968, pp. 821-822
  67. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    The Collected Works of Walter Bagehot, by Norman St. John-Stevas and Walter Bagehot
    1. The Collected Works of Walter Bagehot by Norman St. John-Stevas and Walter Bagehot
    The American Historical Review, April 1969, p. 1291
  68. [+]
    Modern Europe (2 Reviews)
    The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson, Vol. I, by Josef L. Altholz, Dami...
    1. The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson, Vol. I by Josef L. Altholz, Damian McElrath, and Lord Acton, ...
    2. Lord Acton: The Decisive Decade, 1864-1874 by Damian McElrath and James Holland
    The American Historical Review, February 1972, p. 146
  69. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    Outcast London, by Gareth Stedman Jones
    1. Outcast London by Gareth Stedman Jones
    The American Historical Review, December 1973, p. 1467
  70. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson, Vol. II, by Josef L. Altholz, Dam...
    1. The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson, Vol. II by Josef L. Altholz, Damian McElrath, and Lord Acton, ...
    The American Historical Review, February 1974, p. 149
  71. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    The Road to Utopia, by F.L. van Holthoon
    1. The Road to Utopia by F.L. van Holthoon
    The American Historical Review, April 1975, p. 407
  72. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    Bentham on Liberty, by Douglas G. Long
    1. Bentham on Liberty by Douglas G. Long
    The American Historical Review, April 1978, p. 433
  73. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    The Philosophical Radicals, by William Thomas
    1. The Philosophical Radicals by William Thomas
    The American Historical Review, February 1981, p. 132
  74. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    The Rise of Professional Society: England Since 1880, by Harold James Perkin
    1. The Rise of Professional Society: England Since 1880 by Harold James Perkin
    The American Historical Review, June 1991, p. 875
  75. The Moral Imagination (2006)
    From Edmund Burke to Lionel Trilling
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  76. The National Prospect
    Commentary, November 1995, pp. 65-66
  77. The New History and the Old (1986)
    Critical Essays and Reappraisals
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  78. The "New History"
    Commentary, January 1975, pp. 72-78
  79. Of Heroes, Villains, and Valets
    Commentary, June 1991, pp. 20-26
  80. On Liberty and Liberalism (1974)
    The Case of John Stuart Mill
    11 Reviews, 3 Readable
  81. On Looking Into the Abyss (1994)
    Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society
    9 Reviews, 1 Readable
  82. On the Future of Conservatism
    Commentary, February 1997, pp. 29-31
  83. On the Horizon
    Henry Adams' Skeptic Faith in Democracy
    Commentary, December 1952, pp. 598-602
  84. One Nation, Two Cultures (1999)
    A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural ...
    6 Reviews
  85. Books & Arts
    [+]
    The Paradox of Thomas Carlyle (Review)
    Moral Desperado, by Simon Heffer
    1. Moral Desperado by Simon Heffer
    The Weekly Standard, February 24, 1997, pp. 31-34
  86. Part Two: Rethinking the Western Tradition in Politics and Culture
    Redefining Our Ideals
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1996, pp. 397-399
  87. [+]
    The Past for What It Was (Review)
    Truth and Opinion, by C.V. Wedgwood
    1. Truth and Opinion by C.V. Wedgwood
    The New Republic, June 6, 1960, p. 21
  88. Books
    [+]
    A Philosopher with a Difference (Review)
    Isaiah Berlin, by John Gray
    1. Isaiah Berlin by John Gray
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1996, pp. 72-74
  89. [+]
    The Philosophy of Money (Review)
    The Mind and the Market, by Jerry Z. Muller
    1. The Mind and the Market by Jerry Z. Muller
    The New Republic, December 30, 2002, pp. 33-37
  90. The Politics of Dissent
    Commentary, July 1994, pp. 32-37
  91. [+]
    Poverty a la Mode (Review)
    The Unknown Mayhew, by Eileen Yeo, E.P. Thompson, and Henry Mayhew
    1. The Unknown Mayhew by Eileen Yeo, E.P. Thompson, and Henry Mayhew
    Commentary, August 1971, pp. 93-98
  92. Poverty and Compassion (1991)
    The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians
    8 Reviews, 1 Readable
  93. Professor Narcissus
    The Weekly Standard, June 2, 1997, pp. 17-20
  94. [+]
    Radical History (Review)
    The Seventh Hero, by Philip Rosenberg
    1. The Seventh Hero by Philip Rosenberg
    Commentary, September 1974, pp. 96-102
  95. The "Real" Marx
    Commentary, April 1985, pp. 37-43
  96. Rediscovering the Victorians
    The Age of Philanthropy
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1997, pp. 48-55
  97. [+]
    Religion and Society (Review)
    The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century, by Owen Chadwick
    1. The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century by Owen Chadwick
    Commentary, October 1976, pp. 87-91
  98. Religion in the 2000 Election
    The Public Interest, Spring 2001, pp. 20-26
  99. Reluctant Revolutionaries
    The Weekly Standard, December 18, 1995, pp. 33-34
  100. The Remaking of the Canon
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1991, pp. 360-363
  101. Responses to Fukuyama
    The National Interest, Summer 1999, pp. 37-38
  102. Return from Decadence?
    Once They're Discarded, Can Moral Restraints Ever Be Restored in a Modern Society? Reli...
    The American Enterprise, November 1995, pp. 72-73
  103. Books Considered
    [+]
    Borges in His Poetry (Review)
    The Rage of Edmund Burke, by Isaac Kramnick
    1. The Rage of Edmund Burke by Isaac Kramnick
    The New Republic, November 19, 1977, pp. 32-33
  104. [+]
    Culture and Civilization (Review)
    Malthus, by William Petersen
    1. Malthus by William Petersen
    The New Republic, December 22, 1979, pp. 34-35
  105. [+]
    Book Reviews (Review)
    The Methodist Revolution, by Bernard Semmel
    1. The Methodist Revolution by Bernard Semmel
    Political Science Quarterly, March 1974, pp. 213-214
  106. Revolution in the Library
    The American Scholar, Spring 1997, pp. 197-204
  107. The Right to Misquote
    Commentary, April 1991, pp. 31-34
  108. The Roads to Modernity (2004)
    The British, French, and American Enlightenments
    7 Reviews, 2 Readable
  109. [+]
    The Roar (2 Reviews)
    Churchill: A Study in Greatness, by Geoffrey Best
    1. Churchill: A Study in Greatness by Geoffrey Best
    2. Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins
    The New Republic, November 26, 2001, pp. 26-30
  110. [+]
    Saint Beatrice (4 Reviews)
    The Diary of Beatrice Webb, Vol. I: 1873-1892, by Norman Ian MacKenzie, Jeanne MacKenzi...
    1. The Diary of Beatrice Webb, Vol. I: 1873-1892 by Norman Ian MacKenzie, Jeanne MacKenzie, and Beatrice Webb, ...
    2. The Diary of Beatrice Webb, Vol. II: 1892-1905 by Norman Ian MacKenzie, Jeanne MacKenzie, and Beatrice Webb, ...
    3. My Apprenticeship by Beatrice Webb
    4. Our Partnership by Beatrice Webb, Barbara Drake, and Margaret I. Cole, ...
    The New Republic, March 19, 1984, pp. 26-31
  111. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    The Sanctification of Darwin (3 Reviews)
    The Evolution of Life: Its Origin, History, and Future, by Sol Tax
    1. The Evolution of Life: Its Origin, History, and Future by Sol Tax
    2. The Evolution of Man: Mind, Culture, and Society by Sol Tax
    3. Issues in Evolution by Sol Tax
    The Nation, January 7, 1961, p. 14
  112. Second Thoughts on Civil Society
    The Weekly Standard, September 9, 1996, pp. 21-24
  113. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Sense and Sensibility (Review)
    The Philosophers' Quarrel, by Robert Zaretsky and John T. Scott
    1. The Philosophers' Quarrel by Robert Zaretsky and John T. Scott
    The Weekly Standard, March 30, 2009, pp. 28-31
  114. Some Reflections on the New History
    The American Historical Review, June 1989, pp. 661-670
  115. The Study of Man
    The Prophets of the New Conservatism
    Commentary, January 1950, pp. 78-86
  116. The Study of Man
    Political Thinking: Ancients vs. Moderns
    Commentary, July 1951, pp. 76-83
  117. "Supposing History Is a Woman---What Then?"
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1984, pp. 494-505
  118. Taylor-Made History
    The National Interest, Summer 1994, pp. 32-43
  119. Books
    [+]
    Time Past, Time Present (Review)
    The Walls of Jerusalem, by Chaim Raphael
    1. The Walls of Jerusalem by Chaim Raphael
    The Reporter, June 13, 1968, p. 49
  120. [+]
    Tory Democrat (5 Reviews)
    Disraeli, by Sarah Bradford
    1. Disraeli by Sarah Bradford
    2. Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1815-1834 by J.A.W. Gunn, M.G. Wiebe, and Benjamin Disraeli
    3. Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1835-1837 by J.A.W. Gunn, John Matthews, and Donald M. Schurman, ...
    4. A Year at Hartlebury, or The Election by Benjamin Disraeli
    5. Disraeli's Grand Tour by Robert Blake
    The New Republic, September 12, 1983, pp. 26-31
  121. [+]
    A Tract of Secret History (Review)
    The Making of the English Working Class, by E.P. Thompson
    1. The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson
    The New Republic, April 11, 1964, pp. 24-26
  122. Tradition and Creativity in the Writing of History
    First Things, November 1992, pp. 28-35
  123. Transcript: Words Worth Repeating
    We Can Learn Something from Victorian Morals.
    The American Enterprise, May 1995, pp. 76-77
  124. [+]
    Truth, Freedom, and Authority (Review)
    Community of the Free, by Yves R. Simon
    1. Community of the Free by Yves R. Simon
    Commentary, June 1948, pp. 581-582
  125. Two Nations or Two Cultures?
    Commentary, January 2001, pp. 29-30
  126. [+]
    The Victorian Achievement (Review)
    The Victorians, by A.N. Wilson
    1. The Victorians by A.N. Wilson
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 2003, pp. 113-122
  127. Victorian marriages
    The New Criterion, November 1983, pp. 7-17
  128. Victorian Minds (1968)
    A Study of Intellectuals in Crisis and Ideologies in Transition
    7 Reviews
  129. Victorian Philanthropy
    The Case of Toynbee Hall
    The American Scholar, Summer 1990, pp. 373-384
  130. Victorian Values/Jewish Values
    Commentary, February 1989, pp. 23-31
  131. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Victorian Worthy (Review)
    J. Anthony Froude, by Julia Markus
    1. J. Anthony Froude by Julia Markus
    The Weekly Standard, December 12, 2005, pp. 27-31
  132. Men and Ideas
    VII. Malthus
    Encounter, August 1955, pp. 53-59
  133. Articles
    What To Do About Education
    The Universities
    Commentary, October 1994, pp. 21-29
  134. [+]
    Whigged Out (Review)
    Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter, by C.T. McIntire
    1. Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter by C.T. McIntire
    The New Republic, October 11, 2004, pp. 30-35
  135. Who now reads Macaulay?
    The New Criterion, December 1982, pp. 41-47
  136. [+]
    The Will to Believe (Review)
    The Cult of Sincerity, by Herbert Read
    1. The Cult of Sincerity by Herbert Read
    The New Republic, May 10, 1969, pp. 26-29
  137. William Cobbett
    The New Criterion, October 1982, pp. 42-50
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