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The Thinning Blue Line

The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe By Heather Mac Donald (Encounter Books, 242 pages, $23.99) He was a “good kid,” a “gentle giant,” a “student who loomed large and didn’t cause trouble.” His hands were raised i ...

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An Appreciation of Appreciations

A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century By William F. Buckley Jr. Edited by James Rosen (Crown Forum, 357 pages, $22) Had there never been a William F. Buckley Jr., American conservatism would look very different—and so might the world. “A ...

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Hillbillies and the American Dream

Hillbilly Elegy By J. D. Vance (Harper, 264 pages, $27.99) The life of J. D. Vance is the stuff of a bestseller. His is a real-world “rags to riches” success story, an exemplification of the American Dream, the type of tale that we Americans never tire o ...