In his new book arguing the case for America’s coming decline as a world power, Fareed Zakaria makes much of the fact that many of the world’s most grandiose pieces of Americana are no longer located in the United States.
Social historian Frank Snowden offers a very different route to an answer about Southern Italy in his meticulously researched and convincingly argued book, The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962: epidemiological, not economic.
It’s always nerve wracking when a friend publishes a book. What if it’s not good? That question never arises with my friend David Gratzer, rapidly emerging as one of this continent’s leading experts on free-market healthcare reform.
In The Death of the Grown-Up, Diana West has produced an ambitious, sophisticated, and closely argued case that the ills of American culture can be traced to a society-wide revulsion from the obligations and responsibilities of adulthood.