Check out my book review of a biography of Chester A. Arthur in The Weekly Standard.
Also today at The Federalist, I discuss antinomianism in religion and politics, and what it means about partisan defenses of Roy Moore and Al Franken.
In the CFPB fight, history repeats itself as farce. What it means, and what it says about the parties involved, in my latest at The Federalist.
Over the weekend, I wrote for The Federalist about Washington, the Episcopal Church, and the purpose of history and memory.
Today in The University Bookman, check out my review of Walter Stahr’s new biography, Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary.
Today at National Review, I reviewed Richard White’s The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896, which is due to be released next month. White re-examines a period in the nation’s history with many parallels to our current time. If you like American history, it’s a good book for you.
I have two new articles at The Federalist that I neglected to post here when I was away on vacation:
- If We Topple Every Statue Of An Imperfect Person They Must All Come Down. I discuss how the anti-Confederate statue craze can easily tip over into iconoclasm, and how we should avoid it.
- Why We Need A New Holiday To Celebrate The Fall Of Fascism. Why August 14 should be a federal holiday to remind us of our victory in the fight against fascism.
Today at The Federalist, I reviewed the book about the Dunkirk movie. Read about the history behind the movie and the spirit that makes the British strong in the face of tragedy.