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books


  • Why The West Is Losing The Fight For Democracy

    by Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes

    We once had trouble imagining a future that is not essentially democratic and capitalist. That is not the way we think today. Most of us now have trouble imagining a future, even in the West, that remains securely democratic and liberal.


  • Great Britain’s Secret Role in Prodding a Reluctant U.S. to Superpower Status

    by James Thornton Harris

    America’s rapid emergence as a global superpower after 1945 is the subject of Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower 1945-1957. Author Derek Leebaert challenges the conventional wisdom that an exhausted Great Britain voluntarily “handed the baton” of world leadership to the U.S. after World War II. 



  • A New Kind of Bondage

    by Jason S. Sexton

    TONY PLATT’S Beyond These Walls provides a relentless critique of the United States’s carceral regime, prompting us to rethink how criminal justice institutions operate.



  • The Ten Best History Books of 2019

    by Angela Serratore

    Our favorite titles of the year resurrect forgotten histories and help explain how we got to where we are today.



  • ‘Well Worth Saving’

    by Scott Jaschik

    Laurel Leff discusses her book on the failure of American universities to rescue scholars seeking to flee Nazi Germany.