The Corner

REVIEWING THE PARTY OF DEATH

Mark Stricherz reviewed The Party of Death in the New York Sun (no free link) yesterday. He called it “a minor classic about one of the central moral issues of our age.” It “almost,” but does not quite, do for the right to life “what Harriet Beecher Stowe did for abolitionism or Harper Lee did for racial equality.” I can live with that criticism.

Sean Higgins reviews it for the American Spectator: “It is a brilliant polemic: sharply written and passionately argued. It is also–despite the rather melodramatic title–about as calm and sober-minded an examination of the legal issues, moral questions and practical politics surrounding these issues as you’re likely to find.”

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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