The Failure of U.S. Aid in Egypt
February 04, 2011

If you go to the website of the U.S.

Taking Exception
February 26, 2010

Every now and then a piece of writing captures the mood of the moment and the essence of an ideology so completely that it warrants special attention. This is certainly the case with “An Exceptional Debate: The Obama Administration’s Assault on American Identity,” an essay (and cover story) by Richard Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru in the March 8 issue of National Review. Lowry and Ponnuru’s thesis—that President Obama is an enemy of “American exceptionalism”—is hardly original.

The Other Founding
September 24, 2007

The Jamestown Project By Karen Ordahl Kupperman(Harvard University Press, 380 pp., $29.95) Captain John Smith: Writings, With Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America Edited by James Horn (Library of America, 1,329 pp., $45) Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America By Benjamin Woolley (HarperCollins, 469 pp., $27.50) Nothing succeeds like success in America, especially in the writing of popular history.