The modern democratic man habitually prefers the useful to the beautiful.
Michael Knox Beran
Michael Knox Beran, a lawyer and writer, is the author of The Last Patrician (St. Martin's Press), a study of Robert Kennedy; and Jefferson's Demons (Free Press).
Articles by Michael Knox Beran
Robert Tombs's history of England covers the Neanderthals to New Labour.
As much as Machiavelli, who in the Discourses on Livy observed that a â€œcorrupt people,â€ if it should obtain freedom, â€œcan hardly preserve it,â€ Myron Magnet believes that private virtue is essential to the flourishing of a free society.
A review of The Conservatives: A History, by Robin Harris
A review of The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century, by Peter Watson
Aaron Burr may have been a politician, but he was no statesman.
Socialism was defeated in the 20th century, but the belief at the heart of socialism survives.
Remembering John Jay.