George Scialabba is the author of Divided Mind and, most recently, What Are Intellectuals Good For? and The Modern Predicament (forthcoming), both from Pressed Wafer.
Irving Kristol was wrong about most things. So why was he one of the most politically influential intellectuals of his generation?
During war, John Dower explains, “the system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful.”
Two new histories examine contemporary liberalism's entrails and peer into its future.
A new collection of Gore Vidal's essays showcases five decades of literary and political criticism, with his mocking, disenchanted patriotism in all its eloquence.
Edmund Wilson's politics have long been criticized, but his views were more nuanced than you might think.
Eight books explore the right-wing assault on American politics and chart a course for a Democratic resurgence.
The American Way of Strategy and Empire's Workshop examine the paradox of idealism and brutality in US foreign policy.
A look at Thomas Friedman's flattened world.
Michael Walzer's best book is not, unfortunately, his most influential.