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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 in care of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1730 M Street, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or via e-mail at

article archive

Trumped-up narratives | October 2015

On the responses to the American train heroes and Trump on the campaign trail.

Sixteen no-Trump | September 2015

On the media circus surrounding the candidacy of Donald Trump.

Cuddlers & cutthroats | June 2015

On the results of the recent election in England.

All the latest fashions | May 2015

Scandal, or lack thereof | April 2015

On the thin line between scandal and partisan rhetoric.

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books by author

Honor: A History

Honor: A History

by James Bowman



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Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture

Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture

by James Bowman



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blog article archive

The Pope heeds the media’s warning | Oct 06, 2015 02:39 PM

Bard News | Sep 30, 2015 02:18 PM

Authentic trumps rude | Sep 21, 2015 10:27 AM

On Remembering . . . and forgetting | Sep 11, 2015 11:46 AM

Fairness for the fair sex | Aug 27, 2015 04:27 PM

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