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  1. Articles
    About Equality
    Commentary, November 1972, pp. 41-47
  2. Adventures of the Mind
    The Death of the Socialist Idea
    The Saturday Evening Post, March 1979, pp. 50-57
  3. Intellectual Revisions
    The Adversary Culture of Intellectuals
    Encounter, October 1979, pp. 5-14
  4. Quarterly
    All That Jazz
    The National Interest, Summer 1992, pp. 110-113
  5. [+]
    America Ghosts (2 Reviews)
    Brother to Dragons, by Robert Penn Warren
    1. Brother to Dragons by Robert Penn Warren
    2. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
    Encounter, July 1954, pp. 73-74
  6. Books
    [+]
    America: Mystery and Mystification (4 Reviews)
    American Government, by Richard H. Pear
    1. American Government by Richard H. Pear
    2. A History of the United States by R.B. Nye and J.E. Morpurgo
    3. The Great Experiment by Frank Thistlethwaite
    4. The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
    Encounter, January 1956, pp. 77-81
  7. [+]
    American Ambiguities (Review)
    The Jacksonian Persuasion: Politics and Belief, by Marvin Meyers
    1. The Jacksonian Persuasion: Politics and Belief by Marvin Meyers
    Encounter, January 1958, p. 75
  8. The American Commonwealth, 1976 (1975)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  9. American Conservatism, 1945-1995
    The Public Interest, Fall 1995, pp. 80-91
  10. American Historians and the Democratic Idea
    The American Scholar, Winter 1970, pp. 89-104
  11. American Intellectuals and Foreign Policy
    Foreign Affairs, July 1967, pp. 594-609
  12. American Jews and Israel
    Commentary, February 1988, p. 51
  13. ...And a Reply
    Encounter, March 1960, pp. 71-73
  14. Books
    [+]
    "And People Opening Veins in Baths" (Review)
    Tacitus, by Cornelius Tacitus and Michael Grant
    1. Tacitus by Cornelius Tacitus and Michael Grant
    Encounter, May 1956, pp. 84-86
  15. Arguing the World (1998 Film)
  16. Bandung Powers---Danger Zone for U.S. Policy
    The New Republic, January 14, 1957, pp. 14-15
  17. Beyond Containment? The Future of U.S.-Soviet Relations
    A Symposium
    Policy Review, Winter 1985, pp. 15-41
  18. [+]
    Boundaries of Belief (Review)
    The Protestant Era, by Paul Tillich
    1. The Protestant Era by Paul Tillich
    Commentary, March 1949, pp. 306-308
  19. Books
    [+]
    Bridge and the Human Condition (Review)
    Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher, by R.B. Braithwaite
    1. Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher by R.B. Braithwaite
    Encounter, February 1956, pp. 78-80
  20. Capitalism, Socialism, and Nihilism
    The Public Interest, Spring 1973, pp. 3-16
  21. The Case for Censorship
    The Weekly Standard, August 23, 1999, p. 27
  22. Two Views
    A Case for Censorship.
    The American Enterprise, September 1995, p. 21
  23. [+]
    Christian Theology and the Jews (Review)
    Christianity and the Children of Israel, by A. Roy Eckardt
    1. Christianity and the Children of Israel by A. Roy Eckardt
    Commentary, April 1948, pp. 385-388
  24. Christmas, Christians, and Jews
    National Review, December 30, 1988, pp. 26-27
  25. "Civil Liberties," 1952---A Study in Confusion
    Commentary, March 1952, pp. 228-236
  26. [+]
    The College and the University (Review)
    The Development of Academic Freedom in the United States, by Richard Hofstadter and Wal...
    1. The Development of Academic Freedom in the United States by Richard Hofstadter and Walter P. Metzger
    Encounter, March 1956, pp. 83-85
  27. Comment
    New Right, New Left
    The Public Interest, Summer 1966, pp. 3-7
  28. Books
    [+]
    "A Condition of Mere Nature..." (Review)
    The Anglo American Tradition in Foreign Affairs, by Arnold Wolfers and Lawrence W. Martin
    1. The Anglo American Tradition in Foreign Affairs by Arnold Wolfers and Lawrence W. Martin
    Encounter, October 1956, pp. 72-73
  29. Confrontation: The Student Rebellion and Universities (1968)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  30. Books
    [+]
    The Conquistadors' Conscience (Review)
    Aristotle and the American Indians, by Lewis Hanke
    1. Aristotle and the American Indians by Lewis Hanke
    The Reporter, September 17, 1959, pp. 58-59
  31. [+]
    A Cool Sociological Eye (Review)
    Political Man, by Seymour Martin Lipset
    1. Political Man by Seymour Martin Lipset
    The Reporter, February 4, 1960, pp. 40-42
  32. Corporate Capitalism in America
    The Public Interest, Fall 1975, pp. 124-141
  33. Correspondence
    The National Interest, Winter 1989, pp. 104-106
  34. Countercultures
    Commentary, December 1994, pp. 35-39
  35. The Crisis in Economic Theory (1981)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  36. [+]
    D-a-v-y Da-v-y Crockett (Review)
    Mark Twain and Southwestern Humor, by Kenneth S. Lynn
    1. Mark Twain and Southwestern Humor by Kenneth S. Lynn
    Commentary, February 1960, pp. 169-170
  37. Dead-End Streets
    Encounter, February 1961, pp. 62-64
  38. Decentralization for What?
    The Public Interest, Spring 1968, pp. 17-25
  39. Defining Our National Interest
    The National Interest, Fall 1990, pp. 16-25
  40. A Democratic Statesman
    Reagan's foremost achievement
    The Weekly Standard, February 5, 2001, pp. 29-30
  41. Controversy
    Deterrence
    Commentary, July 1961, pp. 64-67
  42. Disagreeing on Fundamentals
    Encounter, April 1960, pp. 54-57
  43. [+]
    Discipline as a Dirty Word (Review)
    Raising Children in a Difficult Time, by Benjamin Spock
    1. Raising Children in a Difficult Time by Benjamin Spock
    The Saturday Review, June 1, 1974, p. 24
  44. The Drift of Things
    Encounter, January 1962, pp. 108-114
  45. [+]
    The Dubious Science (Review)
    Dangerous Currents, by Lester C. Thurow
    1. Dangerous Currents by Lester C. Thurow
    The New Republic, June 6, 1983, pp. 30-32
  46. Editorial
    On "Negative Liberalism"
    Encounter, January 1954, pp. 2-4
  47. From Economics to Political Philosophy
    Editorial Note
    The Public Interest, Summer 1971, pp. 3-4
  48. [+]
    Elegy for a Lost World (Review)
    The Earth Is the Lord's, by Abraham Joshua Heschel
    1. The Earth Is the Lord's by Abraham Joshua Heschel
    Commentary, May 1950, p. 490
  49. [+]
    The Essence of Capitalism (Review)
    Polity and Economy, by Joseph Cropsey
    1. Polity and Economy by Joseph Cropsey
    Encounter, November 1957, pp. 80-82
  50. Europe's Underground
    Encounter, September 1956, pp. 77-78
  51. Evolution as Dogma
    First Things, October 1990, p. 25
  52. Notes & Topics
    Explaining Ourselves
    Encounter, May 1961, p. 57
  53. Books
    [+]
    The Family Way (Review)
    Uncommon People, by Paul Bloomfield
    1. Uncommon People by Paul Bloomfield
    Encounter, December 1955, pp. 79-80
  54. [+]
    The Feminist Attack on Smut (Review)
    Pornography and Silence, by Susan Griffin
    1. Pornography and Silence by Susan Griffin
    The New Republic, July 25, 1981, pp. 32-33
  55. A Few Kind Words for Uncle Tom
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1965, pp. 95-98
  56. [+]
    Flying off the Broomstick (Review)
    Witch Hunt: The Revival of Heresy, by Carey McWilliams
    1. Witch Hunt: The Revival of Heresy by Carey McWilliams
    Commentary, April 1951, pp. 400-401
  57. Forum
    Should the U.S. Defend Europe?
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1984, pp. 31-62
  58. Free-for-All on the November Elections
    An All-Star Line-Up of Political Experts Debates How This Year's Elections Will Reshape...
    The American Enterprise, November 1996, pp. 24-33
  59. Articles
    The Future of American Jewry
    Commentary, August 1991, pp. 21-26
  60. [+]
    George Gilder's Wealth and Poverty: A Symposium (Review)
    A New Look at Capitalism
    1. Wealth and Poverty by George Gilder
    National Review, April 17, 1981, p. 414
  61. Germany 1967
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1967, p. 48
  62. Notes & Topics
    God & Politics in America
    Encounter, August 1961, pp. 54-55
  63. God and the Psychoanalysts
    Commentary, November 1949, pp. 434-443
  64. Books
    [+]
    Guernica to Hiroshima (Review)
    The Great Decision, by Michael Amrine
    1. The Great Decision by Michael Amrine
    The Reporter, March 19, 1959, p. 43
  65. The Heterodox Conformist
    Encounter, April 1956, pp. 77-78
  66. High, Low, and Modern
    Encounter, August 1960, pp. 33-41
  67. How Basic Is "Basic Judaism"?
    Commentary, January 1948, pp. 27-33
  68. Articles
    "Human Rights"
    The Hidden Agenda
    The National Interest, Winter 1986, pp. 3-11
  69. Books
    [+]
    "I Dreamed I Stopped Traffic..." (Review)
    The Hidden Persuaders, by Vance Packard
    1. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
    Encounter, December 1957, pp. 72-73
  70. Controversy
    I. The New York Intellectuals
    Commentary, January 1969, pp. 12-13
  71. Ideology & Supply-Side Economics
    Commentary, April 1981, pp. 48-54
  72. Men and Ideas
    II. Niccolo Machiavelli
    Encounter, December 1954, pp. 47-51
  73. In Memory of Martin Diamond
    The American Spectator, October 1977, pp. 9-10
  74. [+]
    India to Us (Review)
    Nehru: Conversations on India and World Affairs, by Tibor Mende
    1. Nehru: Conversations on India and World Affairs by Tibor Mende
    Encounter, November 1956, pp. 76-77
  75. Is Jewish Humor Dead?
    Commentary, November 1951, pp. 431-435
  76. Letters
    Is Secular Humanism Good for the Jews?
    Commentary, December 1991, pp. 4-12
  77. Is Technology a Threat to Liberal Society?
    The Public Interest, Spring 2001, pp. 45-52
  78. Controversy
    Is the Urban Crisis Real?
    Commentary, November 1970, pp. 40-48
  79. Is the Welfare State Obsolete?
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1963, pp. 39-43
  80. It Wasn't Inevitable
    Reagan's military and economic policies won the Cold War
    The Weekly Standard, June 21, 2004, pp. 24-25
  81. Jewish Voters & the "Politics of Compassion"
    Response
    Commentary, October 1984, pp. 14-17
  82. Books
    [+]
    The Judgement of Clio (Review)
    Historical Inevitability, by Isaiah Berlin
    1. Historical Inevitability by Isaiah Berlin
    Encounter, January 1955, pp. 67-68
  83. The Last Hundred Days
    The New Republic, November 20, 1961, pp. 14-15
  84. Books in Review
    [+]
    Last of the Whigs (Review)
    The Constitution of Liberty, by Friedrich A. Hayek
    1. The Constitution of Liberty by Friedrich A. Hayek
    Commentary, April 1960, pp. 353-355
  85. Letter from New York
    A Mixed Bag
    Encounter, June 1957, pp. 11-13
  86. Letter from New York
    Encounter, December 1960, pp. 62-63
  87. Letters
    Commentary, January 1971, pp. 8-30
  88. Letters
    Commentary, February 1973, pp. 12-36
  89. Letters
    Commentary, January 1989, pp. 2-16
  90. Letters
    Encounter, February 1958, pp. 65-71
  91. Letters
    Encounter, March 1958, pp. 66-71
  92. Articles
    Liberalism & American Jews
    Commentary, October 1988, pp. 19-23
  93. Looking Back on Neo-Conservatism
    Notes and Reflections
    The American Spectator, November 1977, p. 6
  94. Magazines
    Honor Roll
    Reason, October 1989, pp. 47-48
  95. [+]
    The Masculine Mode (Review)
    The Spare Chancellor, by Alastair Buchan
    1. The Spare Chancellor by Alastair Buchan
    Encounter, December 1959, pp. 68-70
  96. Men of Science - and Conscience
    Encounter, October 1953, pp. 57-60
  97. My Cold War
    The National Interest, Spring 1993, pp. 141-145
  98. My 'Public Interest'
    The Weekly Standard, December 18, 2006, pp. 14-15
  99. The National Prospect
    Commentary, November 1995, p. 73
  100. Neo-Conservatism (1995)
    The Autobiography of an Idea
    8 Reviews, 2 Readable
  101. The Neoconservative Persuasion
    What it was, and what it is
    The Weekly Standard, August 25, 2003, pp. 23-26
  102. The Neoconservative Persuasion (2011)
    Selected Essays, 1942-2009
  103. [+]
    The New Books (8 Reviews)
    Democracy and Its Discontents
    1. Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too? by John W. Gardner
    2. The Purpose of American Politics by Hans J. Morgenthau
    3. We Hold These Truths by John Courtney Murray
    4. Obligation and the Body Politic by Joseph Tussman
    5. The Semi-Sovereign People by E.E. Schattschneider
    6. American Suffrage: From Property to Democracy, 1760-1860 by Chilton Williamson
    7. The Concept of Jacksonian Democracy by Lee Benson
    8. The Federalist by Gottfried Dietze
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1961, pp. 96-100
  104. Books
    [+]
    The New Forsyte Saga (2 Reviews)
    How the Soviet System Works, by Raymond A. Bauer, Alex Inkeles, and Clyde Kluckhohn, ...
    1. How the Soviet System Works by Raymond A. Bauer, Alex Inkeles, and Clyde Kluckhohn, ...
    2. Russia Without Stalin by Edward Crankshaw
    Encounter, December 1956, pp. 73-74
  105. A New Isolationism?
    Encounter, June 1966, pp. 49-54
  106. [+]
    New Statesmanship (Review)
    New Statesmanship, by Edward Hyams
    1. New Statesmanship by Edward Hyams
    Encounter, August 1963, pp. 81-83
  107. Books in Review
    [+]
    Not One World (Review)
    American Politics in a Revolutionary World, by Chester Bowles
    1. American Politics in a Revolutionary World by Chester Bowles
    Commentary, August 1956, pp. 179-180
  108. Notes & Topics
    Of G.E., T.V., J.F.K., And U.S.A.
    Encounter, September 1961, pp. 61-62
  109. Discussion
    Of Lords, Sirs & Plain Misters
    Encounter, June 1987, pp. 69-70
  110. Of Populism and Taxes
    The Public Interest, Summer 1972, pp. 3-11
  111. On "Capitalism" and the "Free Society"
    The Public Interest, Winter 1971, pp. 101-105
  112. [+]
    On the Burning Deck (Review)
    Up from Liberalism, by William F. Buckley, Jr.
    1. Up from Liberalism by William F. Buckley, Jr.
    The Reporter, November 26, 1959, pp. 46-47
  113. On the Democratic Idea in America (1972)
    8 Reviews, 2 Readable
  114. The New Books
    [+]
    One Utopian, One Sensible Way to Reconcile State and Society (2 Reviews)
    Freedom Through Power, by William Withers
    1. Freedom Through Power by William Withers
    2. Reclaiming the American Dream by Richard C. Cornuelle
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1966, p. 141
  115. Opinion
    A Regulated Society?
    Regulation, July 1977, pp. 12-13
  116. [+]
    Our Boondoggling Democracy (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Commentary, August 1958, pp. 176-177
  117. [+]
    The Philosophers' Hidden Truth (Review)
    Persecution and the Art of Writing, by Leo Strauss
    1. Persecution and the Art of Writing by Leo Strauss
    Commentary, October 1952, pp. 392-396
  118. [+]
    A Philosophy for Little England (Review)
    Philosophy, Politics, and Society, by Peter Laslett
    1. Philosophy, Politics, and Society by Peter Laslett
    Encounter, July 1956, pp. 84-85
  119. Discussion
    A Philosophy for Little England?
    Encounter, September 1956, pp. 73-74
  120. The Political Dilemma of American Jews
    Commentary, July 1984, pp. 23-29
  121. Books
    Politics, Sacred and Profane
    Encounter, September 1957, pp. 73-75
  122. Epilogue
    Rationalism in Economics
    The Public Interest, Special Issue 1980, pp. 201-224
  123. Reason Interview
    Reason Interview
    Reason, January 1983, pp. 40-44
  124. Reflections of a Neoconservative (1983)
    Looking Back, Looking Ahead
    10 Reviews, 3 Readable
  125. Reflections of a Neoconservative
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1984, pp. 856-858
  126. Articles
    Republican Virtue vs. Service Institutions
    The American Spectator, February 1975, pp. 5-9
  127. Articles
    Robert L. Bartley, 1937-2003
    The Weekly Standard, December 22, 2003, p. 10
  128. Books
    [+]
    The Rock of Eden (3 Reviews)
    The Dream of Success, by Kenneth S. Lynn
    1. The Dream of Success by Kenneth S. Lynn
    2. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson
    3. The Exurbanites by Auguste C. Spectorsky
    Encounter, June 1956, pp. 83-84
  129. Sex and God in American Politics
    A Symposium
    Policy Review, Summer 1984, pp. 12-31
  130. [+]
    The Shadow of a War (Review)
    In Every War But One, by Eugene Kinkead
    1. In Every War But One by Eugene Kinkead
    The Reporter, February 5, 1959, pp. 40-41
  131. The Shadow of the Marquis
    Encounter, February 1957, pp. 3-5
  132. Editorial
    The Simple and the True
    Encounter, February 1954, pp. 2-4
  133. Skepticism, Meliorism, and The Public Interest
    The Public Interest, Fall 1985, pp. 31-41
  134. [+]
    The Slaughter-Bench of History (2 Reviews)
    Faith and History, by Reinhold Niebuhr
    1. Faith and History by Reinhold Niebuhr
    2. Meaning in History by Karl Lowith
    Commentary, July 1949, pp. 99-101
  135. Socialism
    An Obituary for An Idea
    The American Spectator, October 1976, pp. 5-7
  136. [+]
    Socialism without Socialists (Review)
    Twentieth Century Socialism,
    1. Twentieth Century Socialism
    Encounter, August 1956, pp. 81-82
  137. "The spirit of '87"
    The Public Interest, Winter 1987, pp. 3-9
  138. [+]
    The State of the Union (Review)
    The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong, by Ben J. Wattenberg
    1. The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong by Ben J. Wattenberg
    The New Republic, October 29, 1984, pp. 36-37
  139. Books
    [+]
    Strange Gods on Capitol Hill (Review)
    Advise and Consent, by Allen Drury
    1. Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
    The Reporter, November 12, 1959, pp. 38-39
  140. Table Talk
    Encounter, October 1955, pp. 60-61
  141. Taxes, Poverty, and Equality
    The Public Interest, Fall 1974, pp. 3-28
  142. Teaching In, Speaking Out
    Encounter, August 1965, pp. 65-71
  143. The Times
    An Exchange
    The Public Interest, Spring 1967, pp. 119-123
  144. Books
    [+]
    Toward Pre-emptive War? (Review)
    War and the Soviet Union, by Herbert S. Dinerstein
    1. War and the Soviet Union by Herbert S. Dinerstein
    The Reporter, May 14, 1959, pp. 39-40
  145. Transatlantic Misunderstanding
    Europeans & Central America
    Encounter, March 1985, pp. 8-20
  146. [+]
    A Treasure for the Future (Review)
    Between Past and Future, by Hannah Arendt
    1. Between Past and Future by Hannah Arendt
    The New Republic, July 10, 1961, p. 19
  147. Books in Review
    [+]
    Trivia and History (Review)
    The Crucial Decade: America, 1945-1955, by Eric F. Goldman
    1. The Crucial Decade: America, 1945-1955 by Eric F. Goldman
    Commentary, December 1956, pp. 578-579
  148. Comment
    The Troublesom Intellectuals
    The Public Interest, Winter 1966, pp. 3-6
  149. Two Cheers for Capitalism (1978)
    18 Reviews, 7 Readable
  150. Books in Review
    [+]
    Two Varieties of Democracy (Review)
    The Rise of Totalitarian Democracy, by J.L. Talmon
    1. The Rise of Totalitarian Democracy by J.L. Talmon
    Commentary, September 1952, pp. 287-288
  151. The Underdeveloped Profession
    The Public Interest, Winter 1967, pp. 36-52
  152. Articles
    Urban Civilization & Its Discontents
    Commentary, July 1970, pp. 29-35
  153. Articles
    Utopianism, Ancient and Modern
    The American Spectator, June 1974, pp. 5-8
  154. [+]
    The View from Miami (3 Reviews)
    Great Britain or Little England, by John Mander
    1. Great Britain or Little England by John Mander
    2. A State of England by Anthony Hartley
    3. The Outriders by James Morris
    Encounter, November 1963, pp. 86-90
  155. [+]
    Vox Populi, Vox Dei? (2 Reviews)
    Freedom or Secrecy, by James Russell Wiggins
    1. Freedom or Secrecy by James Russell Wiggins
    2. The Torment of Secrecy by Edward A. Shils
    Encounter, March 1957, pp. 79-80
  156. [+]
    The Way We Were (Review)
    The Liberal Conspiracy, by Peter Coleman
    1. The Liberal Conspiracy by Peter Coleman
    The National Interest, Fall 1989, pp. 71-74
  157. Books in Review
    [+]
    The Web of Realism (Review)
    The Web of Subversion, by James Burnham
    1. The Web of Subversion by James Burnham
    Commentary, June 1954, pp. 609-610
  158. The Week
    S.M. Levitas, 1894-1961
    The New Republic, January 16, 1961, p. 7
  159. Welfare: The Best of Intentions, The Worst of Results
    Viewpoint
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1971, pp. 45-47
  160. What's Bugging the Students
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1965, pp. 108-111
  161. "When virtue loses all her loveliness"
    Some reflections on Capitalism and "The Free Society"
    The Public Interest, Fall 1970, pp. 3-14
  162. Who Knows New York?
    Notes on a Mixed-up City
    The Public Interest, Summer 1969, pp. 41-63
  163. Why I Am for Humphrey
    The New Republic, June 8, 1968, pp. 21-22
  164. Why I Left
    The New Republic, April 11, 1988, pp. 24-25
  165. Why Liberals Hate Talk Radio
    The Vox Populi
    The American Enterprise, March 1996, p. 27
  166. Articles
    Why Religion Is Good for the Jews
    Commentary, August 1994, pp. 19-21
  167. Books
    The Worst of Both Worlds
    Encounter, October 1957, p. 71
  168. No Items Found