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America, Aristotle, and the Politics of a Middle Class. Leslie G. Rubin. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2081.
 
Today the middle class in the United States is threatened, with its decline and diminishment exacerbating political conflict at home and schizophrenic policies abroad. The result is that America appears to be in trouble with political polarization, economic stagnation, and government dysfunction. For…

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. Katherine J. Crammer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
What is Populism? Jan-Werner Müller. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
The Plot Against America. Philip Roth. New York: Vintage, 2005.
The Sell Out: A Novel. Paul Beatty. New York: Picador, 2016.
 
The election of Donald Trump to the presidency still remains…

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. Charles Murray. New York: Crown Forum, 2013.
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Robert D. Putnam. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right. Arlie Russell Hochschild. New York: The New Press, 2016.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.…

The End of White Christian America. Robert P. Jones. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society. R. R. Reno. Washington D.C.: Regnery Faith Publishing, 2016.
American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. Robert D. Putnam and David Campbell. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
 
According to Robert J. Jones’ The End of White Christian America, white…

What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. Thomas Frank. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2004.
Listen, Liberal; Or, Whatever Happened to the People? Thomas Frank. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2016.
Why Liberals Win (Even When They Lost Elections): How America’s Raucous, Nasty, and Mean Culture Wars Make for a More Inclusive Nation. Stephen Prothero. New York: HarperOne, 2016.
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Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity. Samuel P. Huntington. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
The Big Sort. Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart. Bill Bishop. New York: Mariner Books, 2009.
A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars. Andrew Hartman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Age of Fracture. Daniel…

Bureaucracy in America: The Administrative State’s Challenge to Constitutional Government. Joseph Postell. Columbia: University of Missouri Press. 2017.
 
The administrative state was proposed during the Progressive Era as a scientific and therefore politically uncontroversial means of regulating American society and the American economy. Progressives demanded that constitutional government, with its real or alleged inefficiencies, corruption, lack of expertise, and bias in…

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Asking Is Anglo-American conservatism enough? is to presume that we already know what conservatism is and is to acknowledge it as good. But do we know what Anglo-American conservatism is?
First, we have to understand how Anglo-American conservatism recognizes itself. Roughly speaking, it was born in the wake of the effects of the French Revolution through Sir Edmund Burke’s Reflections on…

I was awarded one of the first Laura Spellman Rockefeller Memorial Fellowships and came to the United States from Austria for two years of study at Columbia, Harvard, and Wisconsin in 1924. These two years in America brought the great break in my intellectual development. At Columbia University I had courses with (Franklin Henry) Giddings the sociologist, John Dewey, and…

But as perfect men I regard those who are able to mingle and fuse political capacity with philosophy. Such men, I take it, are masters of the two greatest goods there are: as statesmen, a life of public usefulness, and a tranquil existence of untroubled serenity in the pursuit of philosophy . . . We must apply our best endeavours,…