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No Alternative to Hope

Barack Obama has always been right that joining the fray requires hope. So it is all the more dispiriting that Americans seem to be fed up with the whole thing.

The Blue-Collar Imperative

Republicans have been effective at turning the anger that working-class whites feel about being left behind against liberals, Democrats, and President Obama.

Scalia: A Court of One

A biography of the Supreme Court justice that offers us a better view of Scalia’s press clips than of Scalia himself.

Consider This

Despite optimistic hopes for a new “democracy of opinion,” what is more like a new anarchy of opinion has not overcome public skepticism.

China & Its Challenges

China's Xi Jinping insists he will tolerate no concessions to the calls for electoral and governmental reform now being made in mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Get Used to Gridlock

The nation faces problems that are real and pressing. Yet our political system remains stagnant—and that’s unlikely to change even after 2014.

The Case Against Intervention

Recent evidence suggests that if we intervene in Syria, we are less likely to end the suffering than to compound it, stretching the killing out over decades.

Muddled?

The United States commences air strikes against ISIS, without a clear sense of what can be achieved and without authorization from Congress.

The Mystifying Election

Karl Rove was on to something when he recently wrote “each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is still in doubt.”

Against Obsessive Celibacy

Although sex can be a volatile distraction, it can also be a positive, joyous, even stabilizing element of a well-integrated life.

Buoyant Billionaires

The aristocratic credo holds that all of society benefits from a well-fed super-rich. But that is hardly the recent experience.

The Pope and Mussolini

David Kertzer traces the church’s relationship to Italian fascism through a series of vivid biographical sketches.
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Book Reviews

Scalia: A Court of One

October 11, 2014 | 0 comments

The Pope and Mussolini

September 10, 2014 | 3 comments

The Eclipse of Equality

September 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Blessed Are the Rich

June 2, 2014 | 4 comments

Defensive Secretary

May 14, 2014 | 7 comments

Goodbye to All That

April 19, 2014 | 7 comments

Not Beanbag

January 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Voracious

December 18, 2013 | 0 comments