The Corner

You Must Own This Book

I’ve been meaning to say this for a week or two — American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, edited by Bruce Frohnen, Jeremy Beer, and Jeff Nelson, and just published by ISI Books, is absolutely magnificent. It’s the sort of thing that makes you think that we really can immanentize the eschaton. Folks, that’s conservative geek humor — and if you get it, or think you sort of get it, or really want to get it, then this book is for you. It’s nearly 1,000 page long and has authoritative entries on everything imaginable. Soon it will earn a spot on my bookshelf next to George Nash, but not before I’m done going through it. (Full disclosure: I wrote the entries for “immigration” and “Hyde, Henry.”)

For conservatives, this is the book of the year–a must-own title.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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