James Bowman

Resident Scholar

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.

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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.

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2014 Summer Movie Series

The Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Hudson Institute present Middle America and the Movies The Eighth Annual Summer…

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Why We Fight: War Movies and War, Then and Now

James Bowman, EPPC Resident Scholar and movie critic for The American Spectator, presents six movies reflecting how the culture has influenced and been influenced by World War II and by the lesser wars fought since then. The series will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between June 19th and July 24th at Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

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The Enemy Within

In this summer’s movie series, EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman presents five films on the subject of loyalty and betrayal….

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Heaven! We’re in Heaven!

In the newest EPPC Summer Movie Series, co-sponsored by the Hudson Institute and presented by EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman,…

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Follow the evolution of the pursuit of happiness in the movies from My Man Godfrey to The Pursuit of Happyness. EPPC Resident Scholar James…

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Crime and Punishment

Follow the evolution of crime in the movies from James Cagney to Fargo. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and…

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Isn’t It Romantic?

Follow the evolution of the movie romance from Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in It Happened One Night to Meg…

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Is Chivalry Dead? And Should It Be?

When feminists identified masculine chivalry towards women as a tool of oppression, they took away from men, especially young men,…

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The American Movie Hero

Follow the evolution of the American Movie Hero from Gary Cooper’s Sergeant Alvin York to Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones. EPPC…

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