The Claremont Review of Books (CRB) is a quarterly review of politics and statesmanship published by the Claremont Institute. Many[by whom?] consider it a conservative intellectual answer to the liberal New York Review of Books. In the journal's words, it "offers bold arguments for a reinvigorated conservatism, which draws upon the timeless principles of the American Founding and applies them to the moral and political problems we face today. By engaging policy at the level of ideas, the CRB aims to reawaken in American politics a statesmanship and citizenship worthy of our noblest political traditions." A typical issue consists of several book reviews and a selection of essays on topics of conservatism and political philosophy, history, and literature.
Charles R. Kesler's "Democracy and the Bush Doctrine" was reprinted in an anthology of conservative writings on the Iraq War, edited by Commentary Managing Editor Gary Rosen. The CRB was party to a high-profile exchange in Commentary between Editor-at-Large Norman Podhoretz and CRB editor Charles R. Kesler and CRB contributors and Claremont Institute senior fellows Mark Helprin and Angelo M. Codevilla over the Bush Administration’s conduct of the Iraq war.