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

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

Tony 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.

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

The only therapy animal that works is another human being, argues Tony Daniel at the Federalist. Read the essay here.

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

Tony 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… Read More

Tony Daniel Pens Tribute to Great SF Writer Gene Wolfe at the ‘Federalist’

 Gene Wolfe died recently at age 87. Tony Daniel says Wolfe was a major influence on him, and one of the greats of American letters. Tony writes in the piece: “I’m quite sure that Wolfe’s reputation will recover… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews Latest Entry ‘Past Tense,’ and Provides a Retrospective on the Jack Reacher Novels by Lee Child at the ‘Federalist’

Tony generally likes the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child, including Child’s latest, Past Tense, but finds them pretty thin gruel for readers. He comments that after 23 novels, Lee Child continues to sell paperbacks by the truckload,… Read More

Tony Daniel Article “6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies” at the ‘Federalist’

More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, thanks to agency negligence, according to recent reports. “How and when is this catastrophic… Read More

Tony Daniel Retrospective on the Astonishing Literary Legacy of James Michener at ‘The Federalist’

  Tony Daniel says that the venerable best-selling author of historical fiction has gotten a bad rap in literary circles as Michener’s rejection of postmodernism has given rise to jaded and unfair judgments of his epic storytelling. “Reconsidering… Read More

Retrospective on the Great V.S. Naipaul by Tony Daniel at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says that with the death of the Nobel Prize winning author, we’ve lost a great writer who both valued civilization, and saw the world as it is, not how he wished it to be. Tony also… Read More

Tony Daniel Pens Tribute to Tom Wolfe, Novelist and Journalist Extraordinaire, at ‘The Federalist’

Tony Daniel’s tribute to the late Tom Wolfe, who was one of Tony’s favorite writers and a big influence, appears at The Federalist. Read the essay here.