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’s, The Public Interest, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The 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.
Jim Bowman is “a leading voice on arts, literature, film, and culture. The kind of work Jim does … is critical because culture really does matter. Culture shapes souls. And our souls, at the end of the day, are what’s at stake.” — Robert P. George, at EPPC’s 40th anniversary gala
Review: ‘Cowardice: A Brief History,’ by Chris Walsh
Published in New York Times on January 11, 2015
Bases Loaded: The Smooth Moves, and Rough Edges, of Baseball’s Infancy
Published in National Review Online on July 29, 2013
Wisdom of the Age
Published in The Weekly Standard on October 1, 2012
Cut and Dried
Published in The New Criterion