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Two new anthologies explore the virtues and occasional shortcomings of Bill McKibben's quest for environmental salvation.

The narrative journalism of David Samuels finds conversation, color and conflict in the vortex of American life.

The history of American intelligence-gathering is rife with incompetence, dysfunction and contempt toward legislative oversight.

Francisco Goldman's The Art of Political Murder sparks calls for accountability in Central America's "kingdom of impunity."

The history of Pakistan's border regions remains an unruly captive of the imperial "Great Game."

Can the wall between church and state balance the principles of neutrality and accomodation?

After railing against non-violent intervention in the face of genocide, Samantha Power rethinks her stand.

Electoral reform in the United States will require federal intervention to empower voters and overcome the challenges posed by state and local autonomy.

Several new books on Martin Luther King takes a closer look at the rhetoric and economic politics of the civil rights icon.

Shelby Steele's book on Barack Obama, an outdated critique of identity politics, misses the candidate's essential power.

Blogs

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 7, 2011