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‘Funding Father’ man with a plan

By Alan Wallace
Richard A. Viguerie thinks it’s time for the conservative movement to finish what it started — and outlines how it can do so in his …

Executive power’s roots & ascent

By Alan Wallace
F.H. Buckley’s new book “The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America” (Encounter Books, available Tuesday) should resonate with readers who’ve …

Keep what’s working, get rid of what isn’t

By Alan Wallace
In his new book “What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America” (Zondervan, available Tuesday), Cal Thomas proposes a way to cut through partisan …

Updating the case for interventionism

By Alan Wallace
Max Boot has updated his classic book “The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power” (Basic Books) to reflect events …

Silicon Valley success, radical roots

By Alan Wallace
Ben Horowitz’s background makes him anything but a typical Silicon Valley success story — and his new book anything but a typical guide to business …

Back to basics on Reagan

By Alan Wallace
Paul Kengor’s new book is a brief refresher course in the essentials of Ronald Reagan’s politics. It’s the brand of conservatism that convinced voters to …

Homeland security long before jihadism

By Alan Wallace
There’s controversy over federal authorities’ sharing of information with New York City police, who play a prominent role in opposing a shadowy foreign conspiracy engaged …

How the world sees us

By Alan Wallace
What we consider best about ourselves and our nation isn’t reflected much in the pop culture that America exports profitably. Martha Bayles’ new book explores …

Putting liberty first

By Alan Wallace
In much the same way that today’s “progressives” and conservatives interpret the hallowed American concepts of freedom and equality differently, our national ideals of liberty …

The roots of the ‘culture wars’

By Alan Wallace
The origins of what we often refer to as the “culture wars” can be traced to dilemmas that Americans faced and trends they experienced more …

Revising Reconstruction

By Alan Wallace
What happened outside Washington provides a fresh take on the post-Civil War years in Douglas R. Egerton’s new book “The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, …

Rewriting liberalism’s history

By Tribune-Review
Fred Siegel would have readers forget conventional wisdom about Wilsonian “progressives” and FDR’s New Deal as the roots of today’s Obama-style liberalism. In fact, he …

Now it can be told

By Alan Wallace
Though we tend to take the Anglo-American “special relationship” for granted — close ties solidified during World War II, continued through the Cold War and …

Water world

By Alan Wallace
Refocusing history is no small task but it’s one that Lincoln Paine — author of four previous books and numerous articles, reviews and lectures on …

Lesson plans

By Alan Wallace
Convinced that what America’s been doing for decades in terms of education simply isn’t working, Glenn Harlan Reynolds offers ideas about what can work better …

Urban cowboy

By Alan Wallace
Historian Edward P. Kohn thinks that Americans who associate Theodore Roosevelt mainly with the outdoors and the West — as a Badlands rancher, big-game hunter …

Catholicism’s saving graces

By Alan Wallace
Amid a culture often viewed as increasingly secular, the Roman Catholic Church — particularly in America — is seen by many as beset by intractable …

A scholar’s gift suggestions

By Thomas Sowell
Books are ideal Christmas presents. There are the traditional coffee-table books, featuring marvelous photographs by Ansel Adams or the moving human scenes in the paintings …

When ‘CIA’ meant ‘Central Intelligence Arabists’

By Alan Wallace
Many who fret today over America’s Middle East role and relations likely don’t realize that when its involvement there first deepened, after World War II, …

Delineating the divide

By Alan Wallace
For many Americans who looked askance at the federal government shutting down in October, it was hard to see anything going on beyond a power …