James Bowman

James Bowman

Resident Scholar

Contact: jamesbowman@eppc.org

James Bowman is a Resident Scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Mr. Bowman is well known for his writing on honor, including his book, Honor: A History and “Whatever Happened to Honor,” originally delivered as one of the prestigious Bradley Lectures at the American Enterprise Institute in 2002, and republished (under the title “The Lost Sense of Honor”) in The Public Interest.

Among the other publications to which he has contributed are Harper’sThe Public InterestThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe Daily and Sunday Telegraph of London, The Weekly Standard and National Review.

He has worked as a freelance journalist, serving as American editor of the Times Literary Supplement of London from 1991 to 2002, as movie critic of The American Spectator since 1990 and as media critic of The New Criterion since 1993. He has also been a weekly movie reviewer for The New York Sun since the newspaper’s re-foundation in 2002.

Mr. Bowman received B.A. degrees from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and the University of Cambridge in England, where he also did graduate study and received an M.A. in 1979.

PUBLICATIONS


Dean of Contradictions

Published in The Weekly Standard on June 9, 2014

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Casualties of War

Published in The Weekly Standard on January 3, 2014

Who’s The Hippest of Them All?

Published in The American Spectator on November 1, 2013

Movie Review: Gravity

Published in JamesBowman.net on October 25, 2013

Wisdom of the Age

Published in The Weekly Standard on October 1, 2012

The Dawn of Print

Published in The Weekly Standard on January 30, 2012

Believing Is Seeing

Published in The Weekly Standard on December 19, 2011

Cut and Dried

Published in The New Criterion

The Right Thing

Published in The Weekly Standard on January 17, 2011

Unhappy Is the Land

Published in The New Criterion on February 1, 2010

American Heroes

Published in The Weekly Standard on January 4, 2010

Decline of the Honor Culture

Published in Policy Review No. 156 on August 1, 2009

Defining Definitions Down

Published in Wall Street Journal on April 26, 2008

Media Monument

Published in National Review Online on April 11, 2008

The Wrong Stuff

Published in American Spectator on February 13, 2008

Mildly Mendacious Media

Published in National Review Online on January 29, 2008

Charlie Wilson's War

Published in American Spectator on January 7, 2008

The Fame Factor

Published in The American Spectator on December 10, 2007

Unborn in the USA

Published in American Spectator on June 28, 2007

Getting It Right

Published in The New Criterion on June 1, 2007

Feared, Loved, Ridiculed

Published in The American Jan/Feb 2007 on January 1, 2007

We Need More Heroes

Published in National Review Online on April 18, 2007

Death of a Hero

Published in Weekly Standard Vol. 012, No. 27 on March 17, 2007

Affairs to Forget

Published in Wall Street Journal on February 9, 2007

The Nativity Story

Published in The New York Sun on December 1, 2006

Hearts of Darkness

Published in The New York Sun on October 20, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

Published in The American Spectator on September 1, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

Published in The American Spectator on May 31, 2006

On Our Honor

Published in National Review Online on May 30, 2006

United 93

Published in The American Spectator on May 3, 2006

Condescending Respect

Published in The New Criterion on February 28, 2006