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February 25, 2021

Down from Liberalism

Michael Walsh

A review of Helen Pluckrose and James A. Lindsay's "Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity–and Why This Harms Everybody.......

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February 25, 2021

Bernard Bailyn: An Historian to Learn From

Robert L. Paquette

A review of Bernard Bailyn's "Illuminating History: A Retrospective of Seven Decades."

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February 25, 2021

We’re All Progressives Now

Sidney M. Milkis

A review of Bradley C.S. Watson's "Progressivism: The Strange Career of a Radical Idea."

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February 25, 2021

Not Your Father’s Campus Anymore

Gorman Beauchamp

A review of Robert Boyers' "The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies."

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February 25, 2021

That’s Right, I Said It!

Glynn Custred

A review of Mark Levin's "Unfreedom of the Press."

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February 25, 2021

The Meaning of Diversity

Matthew Stewart

Two new books on “diversity” provide Matthew Stewart an opportunity to explore this ubiquitous term, and why its meaning has become “thin, restricted, tendentious and overly politici......

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December 14, 2020

A Conservatism That Makes No Sense

Daniel Asia

A review of The Conservative Sensibility by George Will.

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December 14, 2020

Vivian Gornick’s Elegy for the Novel?

Karen Swallow Prior

A review of Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader, Vivian Gornick, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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September 30, 2020

Identity Politics and the New Culture Wars: Causes and Effects

Matthew Stewart

Two recent books using different methods attempt to address the question most asked by those flummoxed at the illiberal takeover of intellectual life: how did this happen?

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September 30, 2020

An Inconvenient Analysis: Title IX’s Shortcomings

Robert Maranto

A review of The Transformation of Title IX: Regulating Gender Equality in Education, R. Shep Melnick, Brookings Institution Press, 2018, 326 pp., $35.99 paper.

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