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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

Buy A Christmas Caroline for $10! "for those who prefer their sentimentality seasoned with a dash of cynical wit. A quick, enjoyable read...straight out of Devil Wears Prada"--The Wall Street Journal

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    Claremont Review of Books Turns Ten

    By kyle | May 7, 2011

    A formidable publication from the right wing of the left coast, the Claremont Review of Books has proven to be an essential conservative journal that regularly features some of the most eminent writers in the movement. Congratulations on their tenth anniversary double issue. A mission statement from 2002:

    The mission of the Claremont Review of Books is to make war on the progressive administrative state and to restore the principles of America’s founding to their rightful and preeminent place in our national life. That’s a tall order. But a century has not diminished the hold of progressive ideas on the American mind. We think that conservatives need, persistently and farsightedly, to wage their battles at the level of ideas if they are to be successful at the level of public policy. And the fact is, every month important conservative books and arguments languish, liberal tomes escape censure, and intelligent works of biography, history, politics, and literature remain unexamined. We aim to change that.

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