Tony Daniel

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The Assault on American Excellence’ by Anthony Kronman for the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel details how the new book by former Yale Law School Dean Anthony Kronman, The Assault on American Excellence, bizarrely avoids placing the blame where it squarely belongs—our morally bankrupt educational systems.

Read the review here.

Tony Daniel General (Raj Whitehall) Series Books Written with David Drake to Be Available as Audiobooks Soon

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‘The Dragon Hammer’ by Tony Daniel Now Available as Audiobook from Recorded Books and at Audible

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The Dragon Hammer, Book 1 of Tony Daniel’s young adult high fantasy Wulf’s Saga series, is now available as an audiobook from Recorded Books. The Dragon Hammer is also available at Audible.com.

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Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee’ for the ‘Federalist’

The true crime work, Furious Hours, explores a lurid 1977 southern murder trial that almost inspired Harper Lee to write another book—but the author’s pretentious account leans heavily on inaccurate and unflattering Southern stereotypes, writes Tony Daniel.

“Furious Hours is readable when Cep is immersed in the real details of this macabre-yet-entertaining pile of horrific skullduggery,” Tony says. “But when she tries to shape her material into a fable of intolerance and stymied artistic creation, she comes off as a race-baiter and, worse, as an inept observer who is out of her depth on matters of history and human motivation.

Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Top Gun: An American Story,’ the Memoir of Topgun Founder Dan Pedersen, at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteTony describes how in Dan Pedersen’s engaging new memoir, Top Gun: An American Story, Topgun’s original commanding officer recounts his role as the founder of the famed fighter jet program. Pedersen makes the case that what matters is the man, not the machine. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Reviews Master Essayist John McPhee’s Latest Collection, ‘The Patch,’ at the Federalist

McPheeTony Daniel reviews essay collection The Patch, by John McPhee, and discusses McPhee’s work in general, which has been highly influential on Tony.

Read Tony’s piece here.

In a Review at the ‘Federalist,’ Tony Daniel Says Glenn Reynolds’s ‘The Social Media Upheaval’ Persuasively Fleshes out the Instapundit Law Prof’s Argument for Trust-busting the Silicon Valley Giants

federalist4siteTony Daniel says that Instapundit creator and law professor Glenn Reynolds has a deceptively simple prose style. He calls Reynolds “the master of the understated quip,” and likens him to “a blogging Diogenes in a barrel.”

Tony argues that the book is a mostly a dead-on argument by analogy that compares social media vitriol to the spread of disease in ancient cities–with the distinction that our modern cities of the mind, such as Facebook, are designed to spread the disease by encouraging addictive behavior.

Daniel says Reynolds makes the case the best solution is to avoid attempting to regulate content, but to break up the social media monopolists using antitrust laws.

Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Writes on His Curmudgeonly Disdain for Therapy Animals at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteThe only therapy animal that works is another human being, argues Tony Daniel at the Federalist.

Read the essay here.

Tony Daniel Reviews a Biography of Chief Justice John Roberts “The Chief” by CNN Analyst Joan Biskupic at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel argues that CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic’s biography of Chief Justice John Roberts The Chief is so preoccupied with disagreeing with the man that it doesn’t provide much insight into Roberts’s life and rulings.

Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Reviews Essay Collection ‘White’ by Bret Easton Ellis at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel says that novelist and cultural commentator Bret Easton Ellis’s new collection of essays, White tears into the proponents of “woke” culture for eroding free expression and encouraging victimhood. Despite some melodramatic overwriting and amusing naiveté regarding the excesses of the identity-politics-drunk mob, Ellis’s judgement is sound: freedom of expression is all-important to an artist or writer.

Read the review here.