Book Reviews

Creeping Illiberalism

A bleak account of the West's slide toward tyranny

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, July 27, 2020

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism · Anne Applebaum

Beyond Classification

One writer’s journey into the labyrinth of political and bureaucratic obfuscation

by Michael Sherry | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act · by Nicholson Baker

How We Came Together 

America purchased its sense of itself at a high price

by Jill Leovy | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood · by Colin Woodard

A Lifelong Habit of Being 

Exploring a fundamentally ambiguous attribute

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Character: The History of a Cultural Obsession · by Marjorie Garber

Our Feathered Friends

They aren’t the intellectual lightweights we take them for

by Sy Montgomery | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think · by Jennifer Ackerman

The People’s Gallery

A collection that is the brightest light in a city full of them

by Anka Muhlstein | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum · by James Gardner

Mysterious Inheritance

A new biography of the founder of population genetics

by David Brown | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane · by Samanth Subramanian

Feminism's First Think Tank

The very different women of the Radcliffe Institute’s inaugural class

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s · Maggie Doherty

The Beauty of Fluid Motion

How the future became fashionable

by Virginia Postrel | Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion · by Vanessa R. Schwartz

Farm to Fable

How a now-forgotten writer changed American agriculture

by Tim Carman | Monday, May 11, 2020

The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution · by Stephen Heyman

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