Was World War I the outcome of elite machinations?
Emily Brady’s Humboldt explains why the legalization of pot could cause the biggest economic bust in California’s history.
A new book explores the alarming threat of accidental nuclear detonations.
A new book by Stephen Jimenez tells a very different story about the killing of Matthew Shepard by Aaron McKinney.
The Unwinding is a fine-grained account of economic collapse that runs aground on causeless abstractions.
A history of how risk management profits from manufacturing new forms of uncertainty and insecurity.
FDR, Fiorello La Guardia and rebuilding New York City during the New Deal.
How did a man who got so many things wrong become an intellectual celebrity in his own lifetime?
An unreliable anthropologist of traditional societies is a no less dubious diagnostician of the contemporary world.
Books about London in its Olympic year and after see Americanization eroding the city’s gift for democratic gradualism.