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Kenneth B. McIntyre reviews Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America by Paul Gottfried.
Does All Wine Taste the Same? by Jonah Lehrer. On May 24, 1976, the British wine merchant Steven Spurrier organized a blind tasting of French and Californian wines. Spurrier was a Francophile and, like most wine experts, didn’t expect the [...]
Eastern Right by Rod Dreher. Since the Second World War, Roman Catholicism has had enormous influence on American intellectual conservatism. The postwar rebirth of conservatism had two sources: libertarianism—a reassertion of classical liberalism against statism—and cultural traditionalism. For Russell Kirk [...]
Happyism by Deirdre N. McCloskey. In the first panel of a Peanuts strip—the preceding ones had been about Lucy scolding her little brother, Linus, for not being a good brother—Lucy asks what Linus is offering her: “What’s this?” “A dish [...]
God’s Peculiar People by Nelson Jones. What does it mean to be British? For most of the 18th and 19th centuries – even to some extent into the 20th – there was a clear answer. To be British was to [...]
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