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  1. America as Utopia
    A city upon a hill, a human-divine paradise, a light unto the nations--the American Rel...
    Reason, March 1987, pp. 33-39
  2. Reappraisal
    Arendt on Totalitarianism
    The National Interest, Spring 1992, pp. 85-91
  3. [+]
    The Artist as Prophet (Review)
    Notebooks 1942-1951, by Albert Camus
    1. Notebooks 1942-1951 by Albert Camus
    Commentary, July 1966, p. 76
  4. [+]
    The Bad Boy of Bloomington (Review)
    Public Nuisances, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    1. Public Nuisances by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    National Review, May 25, 1979, p. 687
  5. [+]
    Best Western Civ (Review)
    The Triumph of the West, by J.M. Roberts
    1. The Triumph of the West by J.M. Roberts
    Chronicles, March 1987, p. 26
  6. [+]
    The Book Case (Review)
    Despotism and Individualism, Hand in Hand
    1. At the Dawn of Tyranny by Eli Sagan
    Reason, March 1986, pp. 50-51
  7. Boredom
    Commentary, September 1982, pp. 48-50
  8. Cloaking the State's Dagger
    The history of political thought is a history of one euphemism after another to disguis...
    Reason, October 1984, pp. 42-47
  9. [+]
    Commendables (Review)
    An Arsenal Stockpiled With Arguments
    1. Enemies of Society by Paul Johnson
    Chronicles, November 1977, p. 18
  10. Conservatism: Dream and Reality (1986)
    5 Reviews, 3 Readable
  11. Books
    [+]
    Conservative as Sociologist (Review)
    Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work, by Steven Lukes
    1. Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work by Steven Lukes
    National Review, June 22, 1973, p. 693
  12. The Conservative Renaissance in Perspective
    The Public Interest, Fall 1985, pp. 128-141
  13. Conservatives and Libertarians
    Uneasy Cousins
    Modern Age, Winter 1980, pp. 2-8
  14. [+]
    The Continuity of Atlantic History (Review)
    Europe and America, by Solomon F. Bloom
    1. Europe and America by Solomon F. Bloom
    Commentary, March 1962, pp. 273-278
  15. Crisis in the University?
    The Public Interest, Winter 1968, pp. 55-64
  16. Death
    Learning to die all over again
    The American Spectator, October 1982, pp. 8-9
  17. The Degradation of the Academic Dogma (1971)
    The University in America, 1945-1970
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  18. The Dilemma of Conservatives in a Populist Society
    Policy Review, Spring 1978, pp. 91-106
  19. Books---Arts---Manners
    [+]
    Dismal Decade for the Academy (Review)
    Remembering the Answers, by Nathan Glazer
    1. Remembering the Answers by Nathan Glazer
    National Review, December 29, 1970, pp. 1409-1410
  20. Do Our Tax Laws Need a Shake-up?
    The Saturday Review, October 21, 1972, p. 52
  21. [+]
    Eminent Englishmen (Review)
    Victorian Minds, by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    1. Victorian Minds by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    Commentary, November 1968, pp. 100-105
  22. An Epistle to the Americans
    Commentary, December 1970, pp. 40-45
  23. [+]
    Eric Voegelin's Vision (4 Reviews)
    Political Philosophy and the Open Society, by Dante L. Germino
    1. Political Philosophy and the Open Society by Dante L. Germino
    2. Eric Voegelin's Thought by Ellis Sandoz
    3. The Voegelinian Revolution: A Biographical Introduction by Ellis Sandoz
    4. Eric Voegelin: Philosopher of History by Eugene Webb
    The Public Interest, Spring 1983, pp. 110-116
  24. Essay
    Besieged by the State
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1984, pp. 49-52
  25. Opinions
    [+]
    Faces of Clio (3 Reviews)
    The Vital Past, by Stephen Vaughn
    1. The Vital Past by Stephen Vaughn
    2. Britain and the Weimar Republic by F.L. Carsten
    3. The Fringes of Power by John Colville
    Chronicles, October 1986, pp. 26-29
  26. [+]
    A Farewell to History (Review)
    The Search for Historical Meaning, by Paul Edward Gottfried
    1. The Search for Historical Meaning by Paul Edward Gottfried
    National Review, May 22, 1987, pp. 44-45
  27. The Fatal Ambivalence
    Encounter, December 1976, pp. 10-20
  28. [+]
    A Fling at the Future (Review)
    The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, by Daniel Bell
    1. The Coming of Post-Industrial Society by Daniel Bell
    The American Scholar, Summer 1974, pp. 506-509
  29. Foreign Policy & the American Mind
    Commentary, September 1961, pp. 194-203
  30. Controversy
    Foreign Policy & the American Mind
    Commentary, February 1962, pp. 155-160
  31. Forum: Does America Still Exist?
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1984, p. 52
  32. Forum: Notes in an Interplanetary Bottle
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1986, p. 43
  33. The Future of the University
    Commentary, February 1971, pp. 62-71
  34. Sociology
    Genius
    The Wilson Quarterly, December 1982, pp. 98-107
  35. Reviews
    [+]
    Gentlemanly Pursuits (2 Reviews)
    The Pursuit of Virtue, and Other Tory Notions, by George F. Will
    1. The Pursuit of Virtue, and Other Tory Notions by George F. Will
    2. The Gentleman in Trollope by Shirley Robin Letwin
    Policy Review, Fall 1982, pp. 177-182
  36. [+]
    Goodbye to all that (Review)
    A Personal History, by A.J.P. Taylor
    1. A Personal History by A.J.P. Taylor
    The New Criterion, January 1984, pp. 74-78
  37. The Grand Illusion
    An Appreciation of Jacques Ellul
    Commentary, August 1970, pp. 40-44
  38. [+]
    Grub Street to revolution (Review)
    The Literary Underground of the Old Regime, by Robert Darnton
    1. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime by Robert Darnton
    The New Criterion, January 1983, pp. 74-78
  39. Has Futurology a Future?
    Encounter, November 1971, pp. 18-27
  40. A History of Sociological Analysis (1979)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  41. A History of the Idea of Progress (1980)
    14 Reviews, 4 Readable
  42. Books
    [+]
    In Love with Politics (Review)
    Selected Letters of Edmund Burke, by Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr. and Edmund Burke
    1. Selected Letters of Edmund Burke by Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr. and Edmund Burke
    The American Scholar, Winter 1985, pp. 121-125
  43. Books, Arts & Manners
    [+]
    Intimations of Crisis (Review)
    The Politics of Human Nature, by Thomas Fleming
    1. The Politics of Human Nature by Thomas Fleming
    National Review, September 30, 1988, p. 50
  44. Letters
    Commentary, April 1971, pp. 10-36
  45. Letters
    Commentary, October 1975, pp. 4-32
  46. Letters
    Commentary, December 1980, pp. 6-24
  47. [+]
    A Little Sorcery (Review)
    An Overgoverned Society, by W. Allen Wallis
    1. An Overgoverned Society by W. Allen Wallis
    National Review, November 12, 1976, pp. 1242-1243
  48. Many Tocquevilles
    The American Scholar, Winter 1977, pp. 59-75
  49. [+]
    Media Magic: Victories into Defeats (Review)
    Big Story, by Peter Braestrup
    1. Big Story by Peter Braestrup
    Chronicles, August 1983, pp. 8-11
  50. Modern Man and The Obsession
    After Christianity and modern socialism, environmentalism is the third great wave of re...
    The American Spectator, May 1983, pp. 8-10
  51. Views
    The Most Unbelievable Thing
    Chronicles, March 1986, pp. 22-23
  52. The Nemesis of Authority
    Encounter, August 1972, pp. 11-20
  53. Neoconservative History
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, April 24, 1986, pp. 49-50
  54. The New Despotism
    Commentary, June 1975, pp. 31-43
  55. Old & Right
    Robert Nisbet on the conservative dilemma
    The American Conservative, April 2010, p. 11
  56. Views
    Our Stumbling Giant
    Chronicles, December 1988, pp. 10-13
  57. [+]
    Pacifism Without Principles (Review)
    Peace and Revolution, by Guenter Lewy
    1. Peace and Revolution by Guenter Lewy
    Reason, March 1989, p. 54
  58. [+]
    Paradise Now (Review)
    The Coercive Utopians, by Rael Jean Isaac and Erich Isaac
    1. The Coercive Utopians by Rael Jean Isaac and Erich Isaac
    Commentary, March 1984, pp. 79-82
  59. The Permanent Professors
    The Public Interest, Fall 1965, pp. 37-50
  60. Books in Review
    [+]
    Political Economist (Review)
    Knowledge and Decisions, by Thomas Sowell
    1. Knowledge and Decisions by Thomas Sowell
    Commentary, July 1980, pp. 68-71
  61. Prejudices: A Philosophical Dictionary (1982)
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  62. Views
    The Present Age and the State of Community
    Chronicles, June 1988, pp. 11-17
  63. The Present Age (1988)
    Progress and Anarchy in Modern America
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  64. Project Camelot
    An Autopsy
    The Public Interest, Fall 1966, pp. 45-69
  65. Public Opinion versus Popular Opinion
    The Public Interest, Fall 1975, pp. 166-192
  66. Review Essay
    [+]
    The Pursuit of Equality (Review)
    A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls
    1. A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
    The Public Interest, Spring 1974, pp. 103-120
  67. The Quest for Community (1953)
    A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  68. [+]
    Quiet Killer (Review)
    Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler, by Randy Roberts
    1. Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler by Randy Roberts
    The American Scholar, Spring 1981, pp. 273-277
  69. Observations
    The Quintessential Liberal
    Commentary, September 1981, pp. 61-63
  70. [+]
    Radical Intellectual (Review)
    Out of Step, by Sidney Hook
    1. Out of Step by Sidney Hook
    Reason, December 1987, pp. 49-50
  71. Aspects of Sociology
    [+]
    Radicalism as Therapy (5 Reviews)
    Toward a Critical Sociology, by Norman Birnbaum
    1. Toward a Critical Sociology by Norman Birnbaum
    2. The Making of a Counter Culture by Theodore Roszak
    3. Radical Man by Charles Hampden-Turner
    4. Orthodox Consensus and Radical Alternative by Dick Atkinson
    5. The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology by Alvin W. Gouldner
    Encounter, March 1972, pp. 53-63
  72. [+]
    The Reality of Class (Review)
    Class in American Society, by Leonard Reissman
    1. Class in American Society by Leonard Reissman
    Commentary, July 1960, pp. 80-82
  73. [+]
    Political Theory, History of Political Thought and Methodology (Review)
    A Primer on Social Dynamics, by Kenneth E. Boulding
    1. A Primer on Social Dynamics by Kenneth E. Boulding
    American Political Science Review, June 1972, pp. 597-598
  74. [+]
    Political Theory, History of Political Thought and Methodology (Review)
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the Individual and Society, by Merle L. Perkins
    1. Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the Individual and Society by Merle L. Perkins
    American Political Science Review, March 1977, p. 329
  75. [+]
    Oil: A Military Solution (Review)
    On Liberty and Liberalism, by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    1. On Liberty and Liberalism by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    The American Spectator, March 1975, p. 26
  76. [+]
    The Great American Saloon Series/Frenchy's of Roselle Park (Review)
    Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia, by E. Digby Baltzell
    1. Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia by E. Digby Baltzell
    The American Spectator, May 1980, pp. 31-32
  77. Book Reviews
    [+]
    European Document/Mitterand's Dirty Tricks (Review)
    Jean-Jacques, by Maurice Cranston
    1. Jean-Jacques by Maurice Cranston
    The American Spectator, July 1983, pp. 32-33
  78. [+]
    Politique Internationale/The Colonel's Comedians (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of New York City, by Roger Starr
    1. The Rise and Fall of New York City by Roger Starr
    The American Spectator, July 1986, pp. 43-44
  79. [+]
    The Novelists: John Hawkes (Review)
    Utopian Thought in the Western World, by Frank Edward Manuel and Fritzie P. Manuel
    1. Utopian Thought in the Western World by Frank Edward Manuel and Fritzie P. Manuel
    The New Republic, November 10, 1979, pp. 30-31
  80. [+]
    Book Reviews (Review)
    As a Tale That Is Told, by Robert M. MacIver
    1. As a Tale That Is Told by Robert M. MacIver
    Political Science Quarterly, March 1969, pp. 154-155
  81. [+]
    Rich Insight about the Poor (Review)
    The Idea of Poverty
    1. The Idea of Poverty by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    Reason, August 1984, pp. 56-57
  82. Roosevelt and Stalin (1989)
    The Failed Courtship
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  83. Roosevelt and Stalin (I)
    Modern Age, Spring 1986, pp. 103-112
  84. Roosevelt and Stalin (II)
    Modern Age, Summer 1986, pp. 205-217
  85. Men & Ideas
    Rousseau & Equality
    Encounter, September 1974, pp. 40-50
  86. [+]
    Secular Deities (Review)
    The New Demons, by Jacques Ellul
    1. The New Demons by Jacques Ellul
    The American Scholar, Spring 1976, pp. 310-311
  87. The Social Bond (1970)
    An Introduction to the Study of Society
    2 Reviews
  88. Social Change and History (1969)
    Aspects of the Western Theory of Development
    8 Reviews, 2 Readable
  89. The American Revolution
    The Social Impact of the Revolution
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1976, pp. 93-107
  90. The Social Philosophers (1973)
    Community and Conflict in Western Thought
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  91. The Sociological Tradition (1966)
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  92. Sociology as An Art Form (1976)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  93. The Sociology of Emile Durkheim (1974)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  94. Taxes
    Unifying the Tax Movement
    Reason, November 1978, p. 40
  95. Teggart of Berkeley
    The American Scholar, Winter 1979, pp. 71-79
  96. [+]
    Theory and Processes of History (Review)
    Theory and Processes of History, by Frederick John Teggart
    1. Theory and Processes of History by Frederick John Teggart
    The American Spectator, January 1978, pp. 36-37
  97. [+]
    Tocqueville revisited (Review)
    American Journey, by Richard Reeves
    1. American Journey by Richard Reeves
    The New Criterion, September 1982, pp. 76-81
  98. [+]
    Tocqueville's History (Review)
    Tocqueville: A Biography, by Andre Jardin
    1. Tocqueville: A Biography by Andre Jardin
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1990, pp. 483-485
  99. Twilight of Authority (1975)
    12 Reviews, 4 Readable
  100. The Twilight of Authority
    The Public Interest, Spring 1969, pp. 3-9
  101. [+]
    The Unfree (Review)
    Slavery and Social Death, by Orlando Patterson
    1. Slavery and Social Death by Orlando Patterson
    Commentary, April 1983, pp. 74-75
  102. Book Reviews
    [+]
    The Use of the Revolution (Review)
    The Political Uses of History, by Stanley Mellon
    1. The Political Uses of History by Stanley Mellon
    Modern Age, Winter 1960, pp. 82-86
  103. [+]
    Vico: The Anti-Descartes (Review)
    Giambattista Vico: An International Symposium, by Giorgio Tagliacozzo and Hayden V. White
    1. Giambattista Vico: An International Symposium by Giorgio Tagliacozzo and Hayden V. White
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1970, pp. 714-717
  104. We The People
    Provide for the Common Defense
    Reason, May 1988, pp. 39-40
  105. Observations
    What is an Intellectual?
    Commentary, December 1965, pp. 93-104
  106. What to Do When You Don't Live in a Golden Age
    The American Scholar, Spring 1982, pp. 229-241
  107. Special Annual Book Section
    What to Save When the Book Burners Come
    Reason, December 1986, pp. 40-45
  108. Who Killed the Student Revolution?
    Encounter, February 1970, pp. 10-18
  109. Who Reads Novels? A Symposium
    The American Scholar, Spring 1979, pp. 183-186
  110. The Year 2000 and All That
    Commentary, June 1968, pp. 60-66
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