Stefan Collini’s That’s Offensive! Criticism, Identity, Respect (Chicago) was published earlier this year. What Are Universities For? (Penguin) is forthcoming in Britain in February.
Melissa Benn attacks the deepening rift of privilege and privatization in Britain’s secondary schools.
Timothy Garton Ash is a fine writer of "analytic reportage," but his work has lately displayed symptoms of columnitis.
Re-reading a literary critic who regarded intelligence as a moral imperative.
Tony Judt fears the twenty-first century has spawned a culture hell- bent on forgetting the past.
William Empson's writing shaped modern criticism. A new biography restores him to his proper eminence.
Perry Anderson's Spectrum journeys through the abstract worlds
of conservative and liberal intellectual thought, and leaves in its
trail insights on the substance and style of ideas.