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Review of Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Sarah Schenirer’s unflinching defense of basic Jewish principles, combined with the lively, youthful and joyous approach she brought to teaching, continue to guide the institution she founded.

Evangelicals: A Review

A new anthology puts evangelicalism within a historical context, helping readers appreciate its rich, complicated history.

Healing the Divisions in Our Country

In his new book Love Your Enemies, Arthur C. Brooks beholds America’s 21st-century tribal feuds with a clear, intelligent eye and a hospitable attitude that is rightly focused on the spiritual dimensions of the problem.

Glory Days

Napoleon’s latest biographer manages to do justice both to Napoleon’s achievements without flattery and to his grave flaws without invocations of totalitarian oppression or genocidal mania.

Paradise Recycled

The lives of 19th-century utopians were more interesting than the utopias they imagined.

Principles, Parties, and Polarization

To some political junkies, reading Sam Rosenfeld’s book The Polarizers will be an exercise in almost unbearable nostalgia for that world of political stability and comity and the kind of genuine debate that can only come with mutual respect between those of differing political points of view—as we can see now that both genuine debate and mutual respect appear to have vanished from our politics.

Redeeming the Miracle

More than any book published so far in this century, Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West deserves to be called a conservative classic.

How to Make a Caring and Critical Assessment of Pope Francis

A new collection of essays offers up illuminating and respectful critiques of Pope Francis’ attitudes toward capitalism.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Reputation

In trying to modernize our understanding of the “elusive concept” of reputation, a new book loses sight of its historical meaning.

Review: Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig, who both wrote and directed Lady Bird, has done a wonderful job of taking us through teenage anxiety step by step in a way that feels entirely right.