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James Bowman

James Bowman is the author of Honor: A History (Encounter Books) and Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture, also published by Encounter (2008) . He was born in Kane, Pennsylvania in 1948 and grew up in Jupiter, Florida. He attended Davidson and Lebanon Valley Colleges in America and Pembroke College, Cambridge University in England, from which he holds an M.A. Mr. Bowman taught English and General Studies at Westminster School and Portsmouth Grammar School in England from 1980 to 1989 and was the American correspondent of The Spectator of London from 1989-1991.  He was the American editor of the Times Literary Supplement of London. from 1991 to 2002. In addition, he has been the film critic of the American Spectator since 1990 and the media critic of The New Criterion since 1993. Mr. Bowman can be reached at P.O. Box 320573, Alexandria, VA 22320 or via e-mail at

article archive

Crocodile tears on the back nine | October 2014

What are Obama's plans for ISIS?

Talking to themselves | September 2014

On the ebola panic and media discussions of stupidity.

Some eminent utopians | June 2014

On data-obsession and Thomas Piketty's Capital.

Bad words | May 2014

Will The New York Times start printing profanities?

Negative side effects | April 2014

Red lines, empty threats, and the crisis in Ukraine

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books by author

Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture

Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture

by James Bowman



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Honor: A History

Honor: A History

by James Bowman



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blog article archive

Party On | Oct 30, 2014 11:42 AM

A great man's passing | Oct 22, 2014 01:37 PM

Advice for the Governor from Frank Sinatra | Aug 27, 2014 11:45 AM

It’s all about him | Aug 07, 2014 10:42 AM

Of Natural Injustice | Aug 04, 2014 09:59 AM

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