George F. Kennan: Biography of a Bureaucrat

By Paul Miller on May 6, 2013

Review of George F. Kennan:  An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis Magisterial, thousand-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies are usually reserved for presidents, emperors, generals, and saints.  With John Lewis Gaddis’ definitive  George F. Kennan:  An American Life, the epic treatment…

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Gilead and the Calvinist Desire for Christ

By Justin Hawkins on February 18, 2013

Review of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson By JUSTIN HAWKINS Marilynne Robinson’s authorship of Gilead is the most convincing argument for reincarnation that has ever entered my mind.  That is not because the book is in any way about Eastern religion; it…

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Anti-Christian Screed (The Swerve)

By Paul Miller on December 6, 2012

Review of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt By PAUL D. MILLER On one level, The Swerve is the biography of a minor figure in Renaissance Florence (Poggio Bracciolini) and an entertaining story of how he recovered a…

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A Panegyric for Keynes

By Paul Miller on November 1, 2012

Review of Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed By PAUL D. MILLER It seems an odd time to write a history book in praise of John Maynard Keynes.  We live in an economic world largely shaped, for the last seventy…

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What Lincoln Can Teach the Tea Party

By Paul Miller on October 1, 2012

Review of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner By PAUL D. MILLER Abraham Lincoln was a racist who believed Africans were intellectually inferior to whites and should not have equal political rights with their racial superiors. He…

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