David Frisk, a Resident Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), recently published his third book review at the “Library of Law and Liberty” website sponsored by Liberty Fund.

The review, titled “Brokering the Battle of Ideas,” is of Jason Stahl’s Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945.

“A more thorough, more engaging history of conservative and libertarian think tanks … remains to be written,” Frisk concludes. “But this is no hatchet job, despite its author’s biases. Stahl rightly shows think tanks as a conservative success story, and the history he tells reassuringly reminds us that much of the American Right has focused on a solutions-oriented ‘battle of ideas’ (if policy recommendations qualify for such an elevated term), not on angry rhetoric or power for its own sake.”

Also this year, Dr. Frisk has reviewed Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century by Daniel Oppenheimer, and Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism by George Hawley.