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  1. [+]
    Aryan Sister (2 Reviews)
    Leni Riefenstahl: A Life, by Jurgen Trimborn
    1. Leni Riefenstahl: A Life by Jurgen Trimborn
    2. Leni by Steven Bach
    The Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2007, pp. 34-37
  2. The Ashes of Napoleon
    Commentary, June 2002, pp. 42-46
  3. Books & Arts
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    Bard's Brain (2 Reviews)
    Shakespeare's Philosophy, by Colin McGinn
    1. Shakespeare's Philosophy by Colin McGinn
    2. Shakespeare the Thinker by A.D. Nuttall
    The Weekly Standard, October 1, 2007, pp. 37-40
  4. Observations
    Bellow's Progress
    Commentary, September 2003, pp. 51-55
  5. Black and White Mischief in Chicago
    Only lunatics can survive in this asylum.
    The American Spectator, October 1988, pp. 21-25
  6. Books & Arts
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    Bleak House (2 Reviews)
    The Writer and the World, by V.S. Naipaul
    1. The Writer and the World by V.S. Naipaul
    2. Half a Life by V.S. Naipaul
    The Weekly Standard, August 5, 2002, pp. 35-38
  7. [+]
    Blood-Soaked Clown (Review)
    Mussolini: A Biography, by Jasper Ridley
    1. Mussolini: A Biography by Jasper Ridley
    The Weekly Standard, March 1, 1999, pp. 35-37
  8. Books & Arts
    Bravo!
    The living art of Giuseppe Verdi
    The Weekly Standard, October 22, 2001, pp. 31-34
  9. Churchill's Military Histories (2002)
    A Rhetorical Study
    2 Reviews
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    The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh (Review)
    The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh, by Evelyn Waugh
    1. The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh by Evelyn Waugh
    The American Spectator, February 2000, pp. 68-70
  11. [+]
    The Correspondence of Love and War (Review)
    Winston and Clementine, by Mary Soames
    1. Winston and Clementine by Mary Soames
    The American Spectator, June 1999, pp. 71-79
  12. [+]
    The Critic Who Sometimes Exists (2 Reviews)
    Edmund Wilson: Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s and 30s, by Lewis M. Dabney and...
    1. Edmund Wilson: Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s and 30s by Lewis M. Dabney and Edmund Wilson
    2. Edmund Wilson: Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s and 40s by Lewis M. Dabney and Edmund Wilson
    The Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2008, pp. 34-36
  13. [+]
    Cursed and Blessed (Review)
    Dylan Thomas: A New Life, by Andrew Lycett
    1. Dylan Thomas: A New Life by Andrew Lycett
    National Review, September 13, 2004, pp. 55-56
  14. Encountering Islam
    The Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2007, pp. 32-39
  15. [+]
    Every Creeping Thing (Review)
    Nature Writings, by John Muir and William Cronon
    1. Nature Writings by John Muir and William Cronon
    Commentary, October 1997, pp. 66-69
  16. [+]
    Exalting the Ordinary (Review)
    Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose, by Frank Kermode, Joan Richardson, and Wal...
    1. Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose by Frank Kermode, Joan Richardson, and Wallace Stevens, ...
    Commentary, January 1998, pp. 56-58
  17. Book Reviews
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    Explaining Hitler (Review)
    Explaining Hitler, by Ron Rosenbaum
    1. Explaining Hitler by Ron Rosenbaum
    The American Spectator, October 1998, pp. 76-78
  18. Books & Arts
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    Ferocious Beauty (2 Reviews)
    The Inferno, by Robert Hollander, Jean Hollander, and Dante
    1. The Inferno by Robert Hollander, Jean Hollander, and Dante
    2. Dante: A Life in Works by Robert Hollander
    The Weekly Standard, August 20, 2001, pp. 31-34
  19. [+]
    Flaubert (Review)
    Flaubert, by Henri Troyat
    1. Flaubert by Henri Troyat
    The American Spectator, July 1993, pp. 61-63
  20. [+]
    Fleeting Light (Review)
    Voltaire in Exile, by Ian Davidson
    1. Voltaire in Exile by Ian Davidson
    First Things, January 2005, pp. 49-53
  21. [+]
    Funny Man (Review)
    Kaufman and Co., by Laurence Maslon and George S. Kaufman
    1. Kaufman and Co. by Laurence Maslon and George S. Kaufman
    Commentary, February 2005, pp. 87-89
  22. Book Reviews
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    Goethe: The Poet and the Age (Review)
    Goethe: The Poet and the Age, Vol. I, by Nicholas Boyle
    1. Goethe: The Poet and the Age, Vol. I by Nicholas Boyle
    The American Spectator, December 1991, pp. 39-40
  23. Observations
    Goethe's Magnificent Self
    Commentary, January 2008, pp. 45-49
  24. The Good Intentions Paving Co.
    Joshua Muravchik's Heaven on Earth
    The American Spectator, September 2002, pp. 64-65
  25. Books & Arts
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    The Great American Novel? (Review)
    Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
    1. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
    The Weekly Standard, December 16, 2002, pp. 31-32
  26. The Great Black Hope
    Commentary, March 2005, pp. 61-65
  27. [+]
    The Great Lover (2 Reviews)
    History of My Life, by Giacomo Casanova
    1. History of My Life by Giacomo Casanova
    2. Casanova's Women by Judith Summers
    The Weekly Standard, March 3, 2008, pp. 32-34
  28. A Ground War for All Time: Churchill's Forgotten Masterpiece
    in the despair following World War I, The World Crisis restored the politics of nationa...
    The American Spectator, April 1991, pp. 19-24
  29. Books
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    Hard Times (Review)
    Freedom from Fear, by David M. Kennedy
    1. Freedom from Fear by David M. Kennedy
    Commentary, April 1999, pp. 51-52
  30. [+]
    Highborn Fools (3 Reviews)
    Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1691-1709, by Lucy Norton and Duc de Saint-Simon
    1. Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1691-1709 by Lucy Norton and Duc de Saint-Simon
    2. Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1710-1715 by Lucy Norton and Duc de Saint-Simon
    3. Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1715-1723 by Lucy Norton and Duc de Saint-Simon
    The Claremont Review of Books, March 2009, pp. 42-43
  31. Homage to Lithuania
    As the small country pursues its dream, Moscow reminds the West it is not in the busine...
    The American Spectator, July 1990, pp. 20-26
  32. [+]
    I Am the Man (Review)
    Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself, by Jerome Loving
    1. Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself by Jerome Loving
    Commentary, June 1999, pp. 70-74
  33. Books & Arts
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    Immodest Ambition (Review)
    The Life of Musorgsky, by Caryl Emerson
    1. The Life of Musorgsky by Caryl Emerson
    The Weekly Standard, July 24, 2000, pp. 31-34
  34. [+]
    The Impossible H.L. Mencken (Review)
    The Impossible H.L. Mencken, by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers and H.L. Mencken
    1. The Impossible H.L. Mencken by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers and H.L. Mencken
    The American Spectator, December 1991, pp. 41-42
  35. In the Capital of Modern Cruelty
    Commentary, January 1987, pp. 45-56
  36. [+]
    Innocents Abroad (Review)
    Reporting Vietnam, Part One, by Ward Just
    1. Reporting Vietnam, Part One by Ward Just
    Commentary, November 1998, pp. 70-74
  37. [+]
    Jeremiah? (Review)
    Nathanael West: Novels and Other Writings, by Sacvan Bercovitch and Nathanael West
    1. Nathanael West: Novels and Other Writings by Sacvan Bercovitch and Nathanael West
    Commentary, November 1997, pp. 64-65
  38. Book Reviews
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    King Leopold's Ghost (Review)
    King Leopold's Ghost, by Adam Hochschild
    1. King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
    The American Spectator, February 1999, pp. 66-68
  39. [+]
    Lamp of the Lord (Review)
    The Great Poems of the Bible, by James L. Kugel
    1. The Great Poems of the Bible by James L. Kugel
    Commentary, January 2000, pp. 68-70
  40. Learning from the Greeks
    Commentary, August 1998, pp. 47-53
  41. Book Reviews
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    Leonardo (Review)
    Leonardo, by Serge Bramly
    1. Leonardo by Serge Bramly
    The American Spectator, August 1992, pp. 50-52
  42. Book Reviews
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    Letters, 1905-1965 (Review)
    Letters, 1905-1965, by Albert Schweitzer and Hans Walter Bahr
    1. Letters, 1905-1965 by Albert Schweitzer and Hans Walter Bahr
    The American Spectator, December 1992, pp. 62-63
  43. [+]
    Lincoln (2 Reviews)
    Abe, by Richard Slotkin
    1. Abe by Richard Slotkin
    2. Lincoln: A Foreigner's Quest by Jan Morris
    The American Spectator, April 2000, pp. 60-62
  44. [+]
    The Longest Silence (Review)
    The Longest Silence, by Thomas McGuane
    1. The Longest Silence by Thomas McGuane
    The American Spectator, September 2000, pp. 72-74
  45. Books & Arts
    Looking at Rembrandt
    A portrait of the Dutch Master at 400
    The Weekly Standard, December 25, 2006, pp. 27-29
  46. Observations
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    Love at the Multiplex (3 Reviews)
    Kinsey (2004 Film), by Bill Condon
    1. Kinsey (2004 Film) by Bill Condon
    2. Closer (2004 Film) by Mike Nichols
    3. Sideways (2004 Film) by Alexander Payne
    Commentary, May 2005, pp. 68-71
  47. [+]
    Machiavelli on Modern Leadership (Review)
    Machiavelli on Modern Leadership, by Michael A. Ledeen
    1. Machiavelli on Modern Leadership by Michael A. Ledeen
    The American Spectator, December 1999, pp. 89-90
  48. Observations
    The "Magic" of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Commentary, April 2004, pp. 51-55
  49. [+]
    Malignant Genius (2 Reviews)
    Nietzsche and Music, by Georges Liebert
    1. Nietzsche and Music by Georges Liebert
    2. Death-Devoted Heart by Roger Scruton
    First Things, November 2004, pp. 43-45
  50. Books & Arts
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    The Man Who Hated Sherlock Holmes (Review)
    Teller of Tales, by Daniel Stashower
    1. Teller of Tales by Daniel Stashower
    The Weekly Standard, August 30, 1999, pp. 31-33
  51. [+]
    Matters of Life and Death (Review)
    Malraux: A Life, by Olivier Todd
    1. Malraux: A Life by Olivier Todd
    National Review, July 4, 2005, pp. 43-44
  52. [+]
    Mental Health (Review)
    Going Sane, by Adam Phillips
    1. Going Sane by Adam Phillips
    The Weekly Standard, November 14, 2005, pp. 39-41
  53. 'Messiah' Man
    The music of George Frideric Handel 'makes you want to live'
    The Weekly Standard, December 28, 2009, pp. 37-40
  54. Departments
    The Miami Spectator
    Desperado
    The American Spectator, February 1991, pp. 40-41
  55. Books & Arts
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    Modern Times (2 Reviews)
    Science, Religion, and Francis Bacon
    1. Hostage to Fortune by Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart
    2. Francis Bacon by Perez Zagorin
    The Weekly Standard, February 7, 2000, pp. 31-34
  56. [+]
    The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent (Review)
    The Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent, by Lionel Trilling and Leon Wieseltier
    1. The Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent by Lionel Trilling and Leon Wieseltier
    The American Spectator, February 2001, pp. 68-71
  57. [+]
    Mother's Boy (Review)
    Borges: A Life, by Edwin Williamson
    1. Borges: A Life by Edwin Williamson
    National Review, January 31, 2005, pp. 52-53
  58. Mozart Goes American
    Introducing Figaro the eggthrower, Don Alfonso the Vietnam vet, and Don Giovanni the bl...
    The American Spectator, January 1990, pp. 20-23
  59. [+]
    Nation Builder (Review)
    The Man Who Would Be King, by Ben Macintyre
    1. The Man Who Would Be King by Ben Macintyre
    Commentary, June 2004, pp. 62-66
  60. [+]
    Nation Building (Review)
    Henry Adams and the Making of America, by Garry Wills
    1. Henry Adams and the Making of America by Garry Wills
    National Review, December 31, 2005, pp. 45-48
  61. Book Reviews
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    The Norton Book of Travel (Review)
    The Norton Book of Travel, by Paul Fussell
    1. The Norton Book of Travel by Paul Fussell
    The American Spectator, May 1988, pp. 40-41
  62. [+]
    Notes for Moderns (Review)
    The Rest Is Noise, by Alex Ross
    1. The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross
    The Weekly Standard, January 19, 2009, pp. 36-38
  63. [+]
    Novel & Novelist (Review)
    Ralph Ellison: A Biography, by Arnold Rampersad
    1. Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad
    Commentary, October 2007, pp. 67-69
  64. Ode to Joy
    Freedom was Friedrich Schiller's muse
    The Weekly Standard, December 19, 2005, pp. 37-40
  65. 'Orfeo' at 400
    Monteverdi's gift to music and drama
    The Weekly Standard, May 19, 2008, pp. 44-46
  66. [+]
    Pagans & Moderns (Review)
    Literature and the Gods, by Roberto Calasso
    1. Literature and the Gods by Roberto Calasso
    The Weekly Standard, May 28, 2001, pp. 38-39
  67. Paying for Jefferson's Sins
    Commentary, November 2002, pp. 38-43
  68. Philosophy in Democratic Times
    The mental keenness and literary grace of George Santayana
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2005, pp. 41-47
  69. Book Reviews
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    The Proper Study of Mankind (2 Reviews)
    Isaiah Berlin: A Life, by Michael Ignatieff
    1. Isaiah Berlin: A Life by Michael Ignatieff
    2. The Proper Study of Mankind by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy, and Roger Hausheer
    The American Spectator, April 1999, pp. 70-73
  70. Proust's Way
    Commentary, December 2000, pp. 54-61
  71. Books & Arts
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    Quixotic Adventures (Review)
    Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes and Edith Grossman
    1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and Edith Grossman
    The Weekly Standard, May 10, 2004, pp. 31-33
  72. The Rape of Poland and the Death of Hope
    Fifty years after the outbreak of World War II, is Western man any wiser?
    The American Spectator, September 1989, pp. 17-18
  73. Book Reviews
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    Ravelstein (Review)
    Ravelstein, by Saul Bellow
    1. Ravelstein by Saul Bellow
    The American Spectator, July 2000, pp. 82-85
  74. [+]
    Ring's Inner Circle (Review)
    The Wagner Clan, by Jonathan Carr
    1. The Wagner Clan by Jonathan Carr
    The Weekly Standard, May 11, 2009, pp. 34-37
  75. [+]
    A Russian Master (Review)
    Anton Chekhov: The Complete Plays, by Laurence Senelick and Anton Chekhov
    1. Anton Chekhov: The Complete Plays by Laurence Senelick and Anton Chekhov
    The Weekly Standard, September 25, 2006, pp. 39-43
  76. Observations
    Sadness, Gladness---and Serotonin
    Commentary, January 2006, pp. 59-63
  77. Sartre vs. Camus
    Commentary, January 2005, pp. 59-62
  78. Shall We Fight for King and Country
    The Claremont Review of Books, December 2, 2009, pp. 50-54
  79. Books in Review
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    Socking the Angel (Review)
    Flannery, by Brad Gooch
    1. Flannery by Brad Gooch
    The American Spectator, March 2009, pp. 68-69
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    Sophisticate Abroad (Review)
    Improvised Europeans, by Alex Zwerdling
    1. Improvised Europeans by Alex Zwerdling
    The Weekly Standard, December 21, 1998, pp. 34-36
  81. Spirit in the Abstract
    First Things, January 2006, pp. 28-32
  82. [+]
    Tales of Islam (5 Reviews)
    Gate of the Sun, by Elias Khoury
    1. Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
    2. The Almond by Nedjma
    3. Shumaisi by Turki al-Hamad
    4. Snow by Orhan Pamuk
    5. Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
    Commentary, July 2006, pp. 72-76
  83. Books & Arts
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    Talking of Michelangelo (2 Reviews)
    Three Worlds of Michelangelo, by James H. Beck
    1. Three Worlds of Michelangelo by James H. Beck
    2. The Complete Poems of Michelangelo by John Frederick Nims and Michelangelo
    The Weekly Standard, August 9, 1999, pp. 31-33
  84. [+]
    Tchaikovsky (Review)
    Tchaikovsky: The Quest for the Inner Man, by Alexander Poznansky
    1. Tchaikovsky: The Quest for the Inner Man by Alexander Poznansky
    The American Spectator, May 1992, pp. 74-76
  85. [+]
    Their Honor, and Ours (Review)
    Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45, by Max Hastings
    1. Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings
    Commentary, September 2008, pp. 74-78
  86. Tolstoy and the Pursuit of Happiness
    Commentary, June 1989, pp. 33-41
  87. [+]
    True at First Light (2 Reviews)
    Hemingway: The Final Years, by Michael S. Reynolds
    1. Hemingway: The Final Years by Michael S. Reynolds
    2. True At First Light by Ernest Hemingway and Patrick Hemingway
    The American Spectator, November 1999, pp. 77-83
  88. Book Reviews
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    Two Moons (Review)
    Two Moons, by Thomas Mallon
    1. Two Moons by Thomas Mallon
    The American Spectator, June 2000, pp. 68-70
  89. Book Reviews
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    Walking Since Daybreak (Review)
    Walking Since Daybreak, by Modris Eksteins
    1. Walking Since Daybreak by Modris Eksteins
    The American Spectator, October 1999, pp. 66-68
  90. [+]
    Wasp Nest (Review)
    The Guardians, by Geoffrey Kabaservice
    1. The Guardians by Geoffrey Kabaservice
    Commentary, November 2004, pp. 75-78
  91. Books in Review
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    What Hath God Wrought? (Review)
    The Victory of Reason, by Rodney Stark
    1. The Victory of Reason by Rodney Stark
    First Things, April 2006, pp. 44-48
  92. Observations
    What James Agee Achieved
    Commentary, February 2006, pp. 49-53
  93. Observations
    Who Needs Ayn Rand?
    Commentary, September 2005, pp. 59-64
  94. Books In Review
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    A World of Hurt (Review)
    Katherine Anne Porter: Collected Stories and Other Writings, by Darlene Harbour Unrue a...
    1. Katherine Anne Porter: Collected Stories and Other Writings by Darlene Harbour Unrue and Katherine Anne Porter, ...
    The American Spectator, December 2008, pp. 88-89
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