Goodbye to All That

'Writing from Left to Right'

My Journey from Liberal to Conservative
Michael Novak
Image, $24, 336 pp.

Michael Novak is now eighty years old. For almost half his life and nearly two-thirds of his public career, he has been a leading apologist, in the proper, nonpejorative sense of that word, for American-style capitalism. Judged by this account, those decades have been highly productive, intellectually satisfying, and richly rewarding in terms of influence and acquaintance with the great and powerful. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, the presidents Bush, and Pope John Paul II...

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Peter Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, is the author of The Neoconservatives (Simon and Schuster), which has been reissued with a new introduction.

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