America's narcissism and willful blindness to its own
moral failings have been placed in sharp relief as the nation fitfully
responds to the needs of storm victims.
In his new book, Robert Kaplan proposes that the
antidote to anarchy is empire, policed by soldiers holding an assault
rifle in one hand and candy bars in the other.
This might be a good time for the Bush Administration to
step up its reading on Saudi Arabia, starting with these three books.
A nation's conscience is stirred by the abandonment of the poor and
the frail: This may be the one bright spot of the man-made disaster on the
The rich legacy of former Nation editor and activist
Carey McWilliams is on full display in three books.
Two recent books on Tom Paine and on the unruly birth of US democracy reveal that liberal historians have become believers in the 'radicalism' of the American Revolution.
The story of the American products, producers and salesman that took over Europe in the last century.
Paul Johnson and Christopher Hitchens's new books on the Founding Fathers.
Studs diagnoses a national Alzheimer's disease.
Visiting the Lincoln Museum and exposing a dark chapter in the town's history.