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JAMES PIERESON is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and president of the William E. Simon Foundation. He is a contributor to the New Criterion, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Post. He is also the author of The Inequality Hoax (2014) and Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order (2015).
The United States has been shaped by three sweeping political revolutions: Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that set the stage for a new phase of political and economic development.
Are we on the verge of another upheaval, a “fourth revolution” that will reshape U.S. politics for decades to come? There are signs to suggest that we are.
The controversy over inequality has gathered steam with the publication of Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. James Piereson explains how Piketty’s book is flawed and advances a narrow understanding of the market system.
In Camelot and the Cultural Revolution, James Piereson examines this seminal event from an entirely new and provocative point of view. Most books on the assassination take up the question as to who was really responsible for killing the President. Mr. Piereson takes it as established fact that Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.
A collection of 10 essays that have appeared in The American Spectator over 2008. Authors include James Q. Wilson, Norman Podhoretz, Andrew Roberts, Victor Davis Hanson, James Kurth, Lawrence E. Harrison, Daniel Johnson, Fouad Ajami, Natan Sharansky, and Micahel Novak.