Book Reviews

The Rumors Have Been Exaggerated

Two new books, by Edward Luce and Bill Emmott, are part of a larger trend of writers and pundits overstating the decline of western liberalism.

By Charles Kenny

(Cyber)Power to the People

The vast potential and worrisome limitations of online organizing.

By Maira Sutton

Lincoln Ascending

It takes Sidney Blumenthal awhile to get to Lincoln, but it’s worth the wait.

By David S. Reynolds

When the Anti-Feminists Roared Back

In the early 1970s, even Nixon was a feminist. By decade’s end, things had changed.

By Alice Echols

Worth Its Weight?

How gold has captured the imagination of prospectors, conspiracy theorists, and politicians for centuries.

By Annie Lowrey