James Bowman

James Bowman

Resident Scholar

Contact: jamesbowman@eppc.org

@JamesVBowman

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.









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




The Hollywood Turkey Farm

Published in The Spectator of London on January 7, 2006


See No Evil, Hear No Fact

Published in The New York Sun on November 23, 2005


All McKinneys Now

Published in The New Criterion, October 2005 on October 17, 2005


Wrong Truths About War

Published in New York Sun on November 4, 2005


Complete Unknowns

Published in The American Spectator on September 30, 2005


The Plame Game

Published in The New Criterion on September 30, 2005


Sheehan Is Believing

Published in The American Spectator on August 22, 2005


Rosebud-Hunting

Published in The New York Sun on July 12, 2005


It Takes Two to Scandal

Published in The American Spectator on June 22, 2005


It Felt Wrong

Published in The American Spectator on June 7, 2005


Marketplace Morality

Published in The New Criterion on May 31, 2005



Honor Among Thieves

Published in Wall Street Journal, p. W15 on March 18, 2005


Coming Clean

Published in The American Spectator on March 7, 2005


Honor Enduring

Published in The New Criterion, January 2005 on January 10, 2005


Oh Yeah? Says Who?

Published in Wall Street Journal, page W11 on January 14, 2005




The Daily Dodge

Published in The Wall Street Journal, Page W13 on October 22, 2004




Levity

Published in EPPC Online on April 7, 2003


The Guys

Published in EPPC Online on April 7, 2003


Assassination Tango

Published in EPPC Online on April 1, 2003


Boat Trip

Published in EPPC Online on March 26, 2003


Bend It Like Beckham

Published in EPPC Online on March 14, 2003


The Hunted

Published in EPPC Online on March 14, 2003


The Safety of Objects

Published in EPPC Online on March 11, 2003


Bringing Down the House

Published in EPPC Online on March 11, 2003


Open Hearts (Elsker dig for Evigt)

Published in EPPC Online on March 4, 2003


Gods and Generals

Published in EPPC Online on February 24, 2003


Old School

Published in EPPC Online on February 24, 2003


Dark Blue

Published in EPPC Online on February 24, 2003


Lockdown

Published in EPPC Online on February 19, 2003


All the Real Girls

Published in EPPC Online on February 19, 2003


Deliver Us From Eva

Published in EPPC Online on February 11, 2003


Biker Boyz

Published in EPPC Online on February 3, 2003


Final Destination 2

Published in EPPC Online on February 3, 2003