The wisdom of “The Federalist” (Features) , February 2011, 9
On the balance between saftey & strength in the thinking of Publius.
A new kind of liberalism: Tocqueville's “Recollections” (Features) , March 2010, 4
On the defense of politics through the disparagement of philosophy.
Lacking elevation (Books) , May 2007, 64
On Hugh Brogan's Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life.
Rational control (Features) , September 2006, 39
Or, life without virtue.
The manliness of Theodore Roosevelt (Features) , March 2005, 4
An essay excerpted from his book on manliness forthcoming from Yale University Press.
Paterfamilias (Books) , March 1996, 62
Friends & founders (Books) , May 1995, 69
A review of The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson & James Madison edited by John Morton Smith.
Returning to the Founders: the debate on the Constitution (Features) , September 1993, 48
The great Edmund Burke (Features) , November 1992, 8
A review of The Great Melody by Conor Cruise O'Brien.