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
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
“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
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 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
“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.
“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
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
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 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