Books


Congratulations to Douglas Murray, NRI senior fellow, on his new book, The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason (Broadside Books, April 2022).

In the book, Murray shows how many well-meaning people have been fooled by hypocritical and inconsistent anti-West rhetoric. He makes the case that it is not just dishonest scholars who benefit from this intellectual fraud but hostile nations and human-rights abusers hoping to distract from their own ongoing villainy. Dictators who slaughter their own people are happy to jump on the “America is a racist country” bandwagon and mimic the language of antiracism and “pro-justice” movements as PR while making authoritarian conquests.
If the West is to survive, it must be defended. The War on the West is not only an incisive takedown of foolish anti-Western arguments but also a rigorous new apologetic for civilization itself.


Congratulations to David Bahnsen, NRI trustee and host of the Capital Record podcast, on his new book, There’s No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths (Post Hill Press, November 2021).

In the book, Bahnsen pulls from the masters—the great economic voices of the past and the present—to remind readers of the basic economic truths that must serve as our foundation in understanding the challenges of today. In 250 vital points, he combines pearls of wisdom from economic legends with his own careful commentary to provide readers the perspective, information, and reaffirmation they need in order to see economics for what it is. It will empower you and equip you with the truth—250 truths—that are crucially needed to keep the lights on in civilization and advance the cause of human flourishing.


National Review Institute congratulates National Review Capital Matters senior adviser Kevin Hassett on the release of his new book The Drift: Stopping America’s Slide to Socialism (Regnery, November 2021).

As Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett helped Donald Trump bring about a golden age of prosperity, in which Americans who had been left behind by decades of failed policy were given the opportunity to succeed. After two exhausting but successful years, he stepped down from the CEA and returned to private life—only to return as a special adviser on pandemic policy in 2020. The Drift: Stopping America’s Slide to Socialism gives readers an inside look at Hassett’s role in The White House and reveals Trump’s strategy, in which a mix of free-market principles and enlightened nationalism could revive the American economic dynamo. The Drift offers a unique perspective on a pivotal presidency. Filled with urgent lessons, Hassett’s account is essential reading.


BOOK TOURS

National Review Institute supports the fellows in part by promoting their books.

Richard Brookhiser’s book tour for Give Me Liberty: A History of America’s Exceptional Idea (Basic Books, 2019) was cut short by COVID-19. However, we quickly turned his tour into a book club, hosting four virtual events with the author. Because of the success of these events and the positive feedback we received, NRI decided to continue the book club as quarterly installments.

We concluded a 12-city book tour for Andrew C. McCarthy in January 2020 for his latest book Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency (Encounter Books, 2019).

In 2019 we hosted a tour for Kevin D. Williamson’s The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics (Gateway Editions, 2019).

In 2018, we hosted three multi-city book tours to highlight Richard Brookhiser (John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court, Basic Books, 2018), and former fellows Reihan Salam (Melting Pot or Civil War?: A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders, Sentinel, 2018) and Jonah Goldberg (Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy, Crown Forum, 2018).

Join us for our book club!

A Guide to Reading WFB