Recommended Claremont Books

2020 has been a year unlike any other—but it has also been a year of great books published by Claremont scholars, two of which are finalists for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s “Conservative Book of the Year” award—cast your vote now!
Browse the list of recently published books and consider adding a few to your Christmas shopping list!
The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties
by Christopher Caldwell
A major American intellectual makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, instead left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled—and ready to put an adventurer in the White House…
Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea
by Bradley C. Watson
In Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea, Bradley C. S. Watson presents an intellectual history of American progressivism as a philosophical-political phenomenon, focusing on how and with what consequences the academic discipline of history came to accept and propagate it…
The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return
by Michael Anton
Ranging across every hot-button political topic of our time—from immigration to nationalism to war—and informed by a profound understanding of classical and American political philosophy, The Stakes will transform the way you view politics and America’s future…
The United States in Crisis: Citizenship, Immigration, and the Nation State
by Edward J. Erler
The United States in Crisis: Citizenship, Immigration, and the Nation State argues that to preserve our freedom Americans must mount a defense of the nation state against the progressive forces who advocate for global government. The Founders of America were convinced that freedom would flourish only in a nation state. A nation state is a collection of citizens who share a commitment to the same principles…
American Awakening: Identity Politics and Other Afflictions of Our Time
by Joshua Mitchell
America has always been committed to the idea that citizens can work together to build a common world. Today, three afflictions keep us from pursuing that noble ideal. The first and most obvious affliction is identity politics, which seeks to transform America by turning politics into a religious venue of sacrificial offering…
The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies
by Scott Yenor
The Sexual Revolution, which has been underway since the 1950s, is a rolling revolution–a set of unfinishable ambitions, all affecting marriage and family life. Feminists want to liberate women from childrearing as well as the home and build a world beyond gender; progressives aspire to build a society where human beings can choose their natures; and sexual liberation theorists would take human beings beyond repression…
You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-form the World
by David P. Goldman
China’s 5,000 year-old empire has become the world’s largest economy, with a plan to control the decisive technologies of the 21st century—and the United States is in danger of being left behind. America has finally recognized China’s bid for world dominance—but we’re still losing ground. Domination of the next generation of mobile broadband is just the tip of the spear…
STAY TUNED! More great books by Claremont scholars are coming in the New Year, including “A Crisis of the Two Constitutions: The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of American Greatness” by Claremont Review of Books editor Charles Kesler. Expected release date is February 16, 2021. Pre-order your copy now!
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