Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book Review: 'Business Strategy' by Patrick J. Stroh

Book Review: 'Business Strategy' by Brian Tracy

Book Review: 'The Know-It-Alls' by Noam Cohen

Book Review: 'Democracy and Its Crisis' by A. C. Grayling

Book Review: 'Black Tudors' by Miranda Kaufmann

Book Review: 'Big Mind' by Geoff Mulgan

Book Review: 'Under My Thumb' by Rhian Jones

Painting of the Day: Clementina Anstruther-Thomson by John Singer Sargent

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Clementina Anstruther-Thomson by John Singer Sargent, 1889

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Book Review: 'Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids' by Bryan Caplan

BOOK REVIEW: Go and multiply, without guilt

SELFISH REASONS TO HAVE MORE KIDS By Bryan Caplan Basic Books, $24.99, 228 pages In an economy that has given one in five Americans the liberty to delay life-changing decisions such as marrying or having children, Bryan Caplan's book "Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun…

Book Review: 'The Last Thing I Remember' by Andrew Klavan

BOOKS: High school thriller goes patriotic

BOOKS: THE LAST THING I REMEMBER By Andrew Klavan Thomas Nelson Publishing, $14.99, 346 pages Reviewed by Roger L. Simon Andrew Klavan's "The Last Thing I Remember" is one of the more subversive books I've read in a long time. I ought to know - I used to be a subversive (or consider myself to be…

Book Review: 'Hezbollah' by Matthew Levitt

BOOK REVIEW: 'Hezbollah'

HEZBOLLAH: THE GLOBAL FOOTPRINT OF LEBANON'S PARTY OF GOD By Matthew Levitt Georgetown University Press, $32.95, 426 pages With its enormously unpopular involvement on the side of President Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war against the regime's primarily Sunni opposition, the Shiite-based Lebanese Hezbollah now finds itself facing the most severe existential crisis since its…

Book Review: 'The Overton Window' by Glenn Beck

BOOK REVIEW: Fiction grounded in unsettling fact

THE OVERTON WINDOW By Glenn Beck Threshold Editions, $26,321 pages @$:The now-deceased Defense Secretary James V. Forrestal was quoted decades ago as having said that if our leaders merely made mistakes, "they would occasionally make one in our favor." Though the quote cannot be found in today's leading reference works, it surely reflected the fiercely anti-Soviet…

Book Review: 'No, They Can't' by John Stossel

BOOK REVIEW: 'No, They Can't'

NO, THEY CAN'T: WHY GOVERNMENT FAILS - BUT INDIVIDUALS SUCCEED By John Stossel Threshold Editions, $27, 324 pages John Stossel was for many years a great oddity: an openly right-of-center broadcast-TV journalist. Now he's something less rare: a right-of-center host on a Fox cable network. But if there's one thing that hasn't changed, it's his fierce…

Book Review: 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' by Katherine Boo

BOOK REVIEW: 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers'

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: LIFE, DEATH, AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY By Katherine Boo Random House, $27, 256 pages For years, the New Yorker's Katherine Boo has reported on American poverty - not only the broad trends and statistics, but the day-to-day lives of people who are struggling. One might expect her first book to…

Book Review: 'The Truth About Hillary' by Edward Klein

Inside Hillary's mind

About once a year I review a book in this column that ought to be required reading for people who care about politics. Edward Klein's "The Truth About Hillary" is such a book. The pre-publication leak about the book - that Bill Clinton had allegedly talked about raping his wife - was off-putting for me. I…