Peter Berkowitz on The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States by Gordon Wood
Peter Berkowitz on The Citizen’s Constitution: An Annotated Guide by Seth Lipsky.
Peter Berkowitz on The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution 1980–1989 by Steven F. Hayward
Women in Kuwait have made significant advances in their pursuit of civil rights. Could Kuwait become a model for other Arab states? By Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz.
Both the McCain and Romney campaigns failed to state conservative principles clearly and translate them into attractive public policies. These were hardly the only factors that allowed Barack Obama to claim a historic victory in 2008 and to win re-election in 2012.
Political moderation is a maligned virtue. Yet it has been central to American constitutionalism and modern conservatism.
Rosa Parks sparked a great movement. Jeff Bliss on the “power of one.”
Partnerships with religious groups may have been dismissed as a stepchild of the Bush administration, but they appear to have a bright future all the same. By David Davenport.
Can the new century prove an age of peace? Niall Ferguson considers the question by examining conflict in three of the last century’s hot spots: Bosnia, Guatemala, and Cambodia.
It's rare enough these days for an American to write a thoughtful book about U.S. politics that transcends partisan vituperation and casts light on political complexities.
There are many military solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the problem is that none of them are particularly good outcomes. In fact, they are so draconian as to admit the proposition that there is no practical or sustainable solution that is solely military. That, however, is the case for most wars. Any war that stops short of killing every single member of the opposing society accepts a political solution.
Recently William Kristol, a pillar of Washington’s Republican establishment, issued a call to arms, admonishing conservatives to abandon their “calm, cool, and collected affect” and to passionately reject Democratic Party leadership.
American conservatism has the opportunity to become a governing majority, but it confronts a fateful choice.