Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Ten Years of the Claremont Review of Books

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Ten Years of the Claremont Review of Books

by Charles R. Kesler
     
 

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Over the past 10 years, the Claremont Review of Books has become one of the preeminent conservative magazines in the United States, offering bold arguments for a reinvigorated conservatism that draws upon the timeless principles of the American Founding and applies them to the moral and political problems we face today. With essays by the likes of William F.

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Over the past 10 years, the Claremont Review of Books has become one of the preeminent conservative magazines in the United States, offering bold arguments for a reinvigorated conservatism that draws upon the timeless principles of the American Founding and applies them to the moral and political problems we face today. With essays by the likes of William F. Buckley, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, Richard Brookheiser, James Q. Wilson, Allen C. Guelzo, Victor Davis Hanson, Ross Douthat, and many others, this collection surveys the range of issues addressed in the Claremont Review of Books first decade, from the conservative critique of American progressivism to foreign policy, politics, history, and culture. Liberally illustrated with art director Elliot Banfield's popular cartoons, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness provides the magazine's many devotees with a treasured keepsake of a tumultuous decade and will be of interest to all those who care about American politics and culture.

Among the contributors are Hadley Arkes, Martha Bayles, the late William F. Buckley, Jr., Paul Cantor, James Ceaser, Joseph Epstein, Christopher Flannery, Harvey Mansfield, Wilfred McClay, Cheryl Miller, the late Jaroslav Pelikan, Joseph Tartakovsky, Michael Uhlmann, Algis Valiunas, William Voegeli, and the late James Q. Wilson.

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Editorial Reviews

Claremont Review Of Books
[This book], like the magazine, shines on its literary quality alone.
George Will
A life in journalism, and in Washington, has taught me three things. First, not only do ideas have consequences, only ideas have large and lasting consequences. Second, books are still the primary carriers of ideas. Third, the Claremont Review of Books offers invaluable reflections on the most thoughtful books about politics.
Michael Barone
Full of splendid essays and reviews—well written, based on deep scholarly knowledge, raising issues of lasting importance. I read it cover to cover.
William J. Bennett
One of the best and most intelligent things to happen to theconservative movement.
Jonah Goldberg
Invaluable, entertaining, and educational all at the same time.
William Kristol
In my judgment, the best review of books in America. It's also simply one of the best periodicals in America. I read each issue eagerly and attentively—with both pleasure and profit.
Thomas Sowell
By far the best review of books around, both in its choice of books and topics and in its treating them in depth, in style, and—most unusual of all—with real thought, instead of politically correct rhetoric.
Mark Steyn
An indispensable publication. Every issue is full of original perspectives on the big questions to the small corners of life that illuminate them.
Claremont Review of Books
[This book], like the magazine, shines on its literary quality alone.
National Review
For lovers of conservatism, books, or both, this journal is a must.
The Weekly Standard
An excellent sampling of the CRB’s first decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442213333
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/08/2012
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

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Thomas Sowell
By far the best review of books around, both in its choice of books and topics and in its treating them in depth, in style, and—most unusual of all—with real thought, instead of politically correct rhetoric.

Meet the Author

Charles R. Kesler is the editor of the Claremont Review of Books, a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute, and a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. He has written for National Review, the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He is the author of a forthcoming book on Barack Obama and contemporary American Liberalism.

John B. Kienker is the managing editor of the Claremont Review of Books.

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