Book Reviews

A Hillbilly Left?

The left’s “white working class” problem has become a touchstone of post-election debate. But progressives can only offer so much.

By Monica Potts

Is Growth Over?

Our phones get more powerful and our TVs bigger, but those improvements aren’t showing up economically. Is this permanent?

By Stephen Rose

From Eleanor to Hillary

How two first ladies, nearly a century apart, faced so many of the same obstacles.

By Irin Carmon

More Virtuous Than We Think

Homo Economicus is a fundamentally selfish man. But what if he’s been vastly overhyped?

By Henry J. Aaron

Theaters of Coercion

Intellectuals and activists have struggled to transform Iran. But Tehran's role in the changing landscape of the Middle East has become the defining story.

By Danny Postel