At the ‘Federalist,’ Tony Daniel Calls Byron York’s Book ‘Obsession’ a Workman-like Account of the Democratic Party’s Attempt to Remove the President During Trump’s First Term

Tony Daniel says Byron York’s account of the hysteria of the Democratic Party to remove Donald Trump from the presidency by any means seemingly fair or foul works even better because York does not go in for polemics,… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews Greg Gutfeld’s “The Plus” at the Federalist with a Tale of Punk Days of Yore

Greg Gutfeld’s new book “The Plus” advises readers to be positive and unconventional–to always look for the “plus” in each moment. Tony Daniel remembers a writer he knew who did just that. “Behold the Punk,” Tony Daniel writes…. Read More

Tony Daniel Writing at the “Federalist” Says “The Summer House” by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois May Portend the Future of Publishing

“The survival and rebirth of the American novel does not, I am bold to say, depend upon the annual disgorgement of navel-gazers, LARPing revolutionaries, and mediocrities from the nation’s writing MFA programs, most destined for readerships in the… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America’ at the ‘Federalist’

Jim Rasenberger’s biography of Samuel Colt, ‘Revolver,’ has lots of interesting details about the colorful inventor of the six-shooter, says Tony Daniel, but unfairly faults Colt for sins against present-day leftist orthodoxy. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and You!),’ by Kurt Schlichter at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says the Townhall columnist’s latest book, ‘The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and You!),’ is funny, completely over-the-top, and a more appropriate response to the calumny directed at conservatives than allegedly decorous political observers want to… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The Splendid and the Vile’ by Erik Larson in the ‘Federalist’

“I like to think there is a little Churchill bust within the Oval Office of every thoughtful person’s soul—a bust that needs the occasional tending-to and buffing up,” Tony Daniel writes. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Argues in the ‘Federalist’ that the Destruction of Public Statues in America is Shortsighted and Wrong

“When a mob tears down a statue, they are tearing down art,” Tony Daniel writes. “The artistic aspect of a sculpture is more important than its historic significance, and grows more so over time. All of this wrecking… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘American Dirt’ by Jeanine Cummins for the ‘Federalist’

Jeanine Cummins’s bestselling novel ‘American Dirt’ has elicited protests over the author’s belonging to the wrong group to be allowed to write Mexican characters, writes Tony Daniel. He finds this ridiculous, and thinks the real problem is that… Read More

Legendary Independent Genre Bookstore Uncle Hugo’s Burned to Ruins by Rioters Reports Tony Daniel in Article for the ‘Federalist.’

Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s were legendary among the community of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery readers—and now they’re gone. Rioters burned the Minneapolis mainstay to ruins. Daniel includes an account by owner, Don Blyly. In the article,… Read More

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