What’s the Great American Political Novel? In the new National Review, I make the case for Advise and Consent, by Allen Drury.


My podcast has a new name: The Bookmonger. And it sounds better than ever, now that we’re producing it with Ricochet. The new edition is with Stephen Kotkin, author of a new biography on Stalin. Listen here.



Walter Berns, R.I.P.

January 17, 2015

My friend Kishore Jayabalan has written a nice appreciation of Walter Berns. His piece even mentions me, which was an unexpected surprise.

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Harry Jaffa, R.I.P.

January 11, 2015

The great political theorist has died. A year and a half ago, I profiled him for National Review. UPDATE: Here’s a link to the same piece, but on NRO.

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“I am Charlie”

January 7, 2015
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Predictions for 2015

December 31, 2014

At NRO, we made some predictions for 2015. Here’s the one that I most hope comes true: “Because a boy can dream: The Detroit Lions will win the Super Bowl, the Detroit Red Wings will win the Stanley Cup, and the Detroit Tigers will win the World Series.” — John J. Miller, National Review

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