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 Reviews ‘Life After Google,’ by George Gilder at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel notes approvingly that George Gilder argues that centralized data behemoths like Google and Facebook are coming down, sooner rather than later, because the nature of the internet and the information economy is about to undergo a transformative… Read More

Tony Daniel Review of HBO Show ‘Barry’ at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says HBO television show “Barry” is a mostly charming confection, even if it ultimately fails to be as funny as it thinks it is. The show is done by episode eight, the story told, the point… Read More

Tony Daniel Review of Thriller Novel ‘Spymaster,’ by Brad Thor at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel argues that, while Spymaster and the Harvath series may be fast food reading, you can think of Brad Thor books as the Chick-fil-A sandwiches of thrillers. Thor always turns out a nicely researched quality product with a… 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.

Tony Daniel Essay “Why You Can Never Truly Take The ‘Batsh-ttery’ Out Of Social Media” at ‘The Federalist’

Tony Daniel Takes an economic look at the excesses of social media in the marketplace of ideas at The Federalist. He claims that doing hard work and always trying to produce marketable creative expression is a far better way… Read More

Tony Daniel Review of ‘The Hellfire Club’ by Jake Tapper Available at ‘The Federalist’

Tony Daniel reviews CNN host Jake Tapper’s new novel, ‘The Hellfire Club,’ and finds it a regrettable Washington thriller full of cardboard characters, absurd plotting, and relentless historical exposition. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel review of Dave Eggers’s “The Monk of Mokha” Available at The Federalist

Tony Daniel says Dave Eggers’s new nonfiction offering The Monk of Mokha delivers an entertaining tale weakened by identity politics and economic nonsense. It’s a mostly compelling book about immigrants and American entrepreneurship that gets sidetracked by a pointless desire to… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews “The 15:17 to Paris” at “The Federalist”

Tony Daniel reviews the Clint-Eastwood-directed film ‘The 15:17 to Paris,” which is based on the true experiences of three American men who took on and overcame an Islamic terrorist on a French train in 2015. Eastwood took the… Read More

Tony Daniel Rebuttal to Junot Díaz ABA Rant, “Pulitzer Prize-Winner Claims ‘Super-White’ Children’s Books Ruined His Youth,” is Available at The Federalist

Tony writes: “Looking back, it turns out that no book I ever read was about me. None of that matters when reading fiction. But celebrated author Junot Díaz just doesn’t get it.” The essay is here.