A Shepherd of Wolves

Our sacralizing tendency assimilates every issue into a spiritualized conflict of visions that is ultimately not about policy but about identity.

Heavy Is the Head

Eliot Cohen’s ‘The Hollow Crown’ intertwines Shakespearean insights with the history of statesmen, past and present.

The Dispatch’s Best of 2023

The culture and content we enjoyed the most this year.

‘The Conservative Mind’ at 70

A rising generation can still look to Russell Kirk’s classic for real inspiration.

Book Banning Ain’t What It Used To Be

Content curation isn’t the same as fascism.

A Small Book Club Update!

Clarifying what books we're reading.

Introducing Our Next Round Of Books

Our summer thrillers.

Socrates and Xi Jinping Go Into a Bar

A review of ‘Plato Goes to China: The Greek Classics and Chinese Nationalism.’

Bartlett’s Familiar-to-Liberals Quotations

A new edition has a decided ideological bent.

Book Review: ‘The Next American Economy’ by Samuel Gregg

As the populist elements of the right and left converge on economics, a new text provides a much-needed corrective.

Saving Liberalism from Itself

A new book from Francis Fukuyama is a timely defense of liberalism.

Book Review: ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ by Anthony Doerr

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author has produced a beautifully written, well-paced, thought-provoking novel.

How Shall I Sing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land?

Trying to Root for the Cleveland ... Guardians.

Man’s Best Friend

Lessons in Loyalty from Greyfriars Bobby.

It’s Time to Remember Tolkien

The Shadow is a small and passing thing.

A World of Our Own

What a book about the Middle Ages can teach us about our current era.