Peter Berkowitz on I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
Peter Berkowitz on Revolutionary Characters: What Made The Founders Different by Gordon Wood
Peter Berkowitz on The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightments by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Peter Berkowitz on Freedom’s Power: The True Force of Liberalism by Paul Starr
Peter Berkowitz on Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry by the President’s Council on Bioethics
For students of politics, the study of virtue is not a choice but a necessity imposed by the character of their subject matter.
Debunking the myth of a polarized America. By Morris P. Fiorina.
The “typical” terrorist—the alienated, pious loner—is becoming less typical. What really motivates terrorists may surprise you. By Jessica Stern.
Peter Berkowitz on The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University by Louis Menand
Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick, who coached David Frost for his storied broadcast bout with Richard Nixon, shares his glimpse of "the unleashed Nixon." By Caleb Daniloff.
Why Abraham Lincoln matters—even now. By Shelby Steele.
At its most extreme, philosophical pragmatism denies the very existence of objective truth, arguing that opinions we declare true are merely those that have proved useful to one interest or another.
Peter Berkowitz on Lubavitchers as Citizens: A Paradox of Liberal Democracy by Jan Feldman
Peter Berkowitz on Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew who Gave us Modernity by Rebecca Goldstein.
The latter-day importance of Hobbes’s masterpiece
A new look at secularization.
Balancing the claims of freedom and equality