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4:42 PM, Mar 8, 2011 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
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THE SCRAPBOOK is pleased to note two fine reviews of the new collection of Irving Kristol’s essays, The Neoconservative Persuasion, reviewed in our pages a month ago by James Ceaser.

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In the New Criterion, one of our favorite monthlies, James Piereson explains how these essays show that Kristol as a thinker, “though much appreciated, was nevertheless much underestimated.” He concludes by judging Kristol “the most influential political essayist of the last century, a worthy American rival even to the best British essayists of the pre- and postwar eras, and one of the few writers of our time whose works are likely to be consulted a century hence for their insights into the permanent problems of politics.”

In Counterpoint, a quarterly produced by students at the University of Chicago, Jeremy Rozansky offers a young man’s appreciation for essays written mostly before he was born. He praises the collection not just for teaching him about neoconservatism but for showing how to think in a “powerful, considered” way about politics, society and religion—and his impressive review suggests we shouldn’t despair about college students today!

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