Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The Mirror and the Light,’ by Hilary Mantel, at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel argues that the Wolf Hall series is a landmark of historical fiction. He says that  if you spend a while in the head of the Thomas Cromwell of Hilary Mantel, you may even find yourself questioning… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews Mike Rowe’s Book, ‘The Way I Heard It,’ at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says Mike Rowe’s new book, which arises from Rowe’s popular podcast, reminds him of the great Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” broadcasts from his youth. Rowe also divides the biographical sketches in the book… Read More

Tony Daniel Delivers a Generally Positive Review of ‘A State At Any Cost: The Life of David Ben Gurion’ at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel’s reviews A State At Any Cost: The Life of David Ben Gurion by Tom Segev, translated by Haim Watzman, at the Federalist. Tony says the book supports an important political lesson from the twentieth century :… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Deceiving the Sky’ by Bill Gertz at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says Deceiving the Sky, longtime U.S. national security reporter Bill Gertz’s book on mainland China’s aggression toward the U.S., is a helpful tonic to decades of wishful thinking regarding China by many in the West. Read the review… Read More

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 ‘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… Read More

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

Tony 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… Read More

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

Tony 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… Read More

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

Tony 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… Read More