Banks On It

by John J. Miller on December 1, 2016 · 0 comments

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My profile of Jim Banks, the new Republican congressman from Indiana, is in the new issue of National Review:

His showing also suggests that although conservatives will support many parts of Trump’s agenda, their political survival won’t necessarily demand complete fidelity: Banks favors free trade, entitlement reform, and traditional strategic alliances, such as NATO.

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The Choice for You

by John J. Miller on November 23, 2016 · 0 comments

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Martin Roy Hill on The First Assassin:

If I were to write a one-sentence elevator pitch for John J. Miller’s The First Assassin, it would be this: Gone With the Wind meets The Day of the Jackal. … Miller, who normally writes nonfiction, brings the America of 1861 alive with rich detail and believable characters. His picture of the pro-slavery south leaves no doubt the Civil War was about the economics of slavery and not “state rights” as some revisionists suggest. His portrayal of northern leaders, too foolish to believe the many secessionists in DC could be spies or saboteurs, is equally harsh.

Whether you’re a fan of historical fiction or thrillers, The First Assassin is the choice for you.

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November 1, 2016

My book review in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal isn’t the first time I’ve written on Lovecraft. Not even in the Journal. Here’s a piece in the Journal from 2005. And here’s a long one in the Claremont Review of Books from two years ago.

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Tentacles Watch

October 29, 2016

My book review of In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft, by W. Scott Poole, is in the Wall Street Journal.

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Sage of Baltimore

October 25, 2016

Meet H.L. Mencken, the agnostic proto-libertarian, in my podcast with D.H. Hart, the author of a new biography of the acclaimed 20th-century journalist.

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WFB Was Here

October 11, 2016

My latest podcast is with James Rosen of Fox News, on his collection of eulogies by the late, great William F. Buckley, Jr.

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