The Truth About Obama: A Conversation with Dr. David Garrow

In “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Garrow successfully upends the entire narrative of Obama’s life, calling his memoirs “historical fiction” and explaining, through hundreds of interviews, how Obama created a narrative in order to win political power. He joined Jonathon Van Maren to discuss that fascinating story.

Remembering a bygone era: A conversation with James Herriot’s son

By Jonathon Van Maren In Anthony Esolen’s recent book Out of the Ashes, he mourns the passing—and heralds the return—of a time when communities existed—real communities, where the baker came outside each morning and helped children across the street for school even though no one had ever asked him to, when people trusted each other,…

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In Out of the Ashes, Anthony Esolen calls Christians to rebuild and reload–not retreat

By Jonathon Van Maren In his review of my book The Culture War, which traces our culture’s descent from the Greatest Generation to the Millennial Snowflake Blizzard, lawyer Andre Schutten noted that he hoped I’d turn my last chapter on the way forward into an entirely separate book that looked more closely at how Christians…

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The conservative undercurrent in Canadian storytelling

By Jonathon Van Maren Ever since Margaret Atwood’s novel A Handmaid’s Tale has been turned into a much-acclaimed TV miniseries depicting a dystopia run by “Christians” who obviously know nothing about Christianity (which doesn’t get noticed, because TV critics know nothing about Christianity, either), Canadian literature has suddenly been a far hotter topic than usual.…

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