Book Reviews

Rereading Obama

The first volume of the President’s memoir is beautifully written, insightful—and informed by his occasionally frustrating multi-dimensionalism.

By James T. Kloppenberg

Becoming Michelle

For eight years, Michelle Obama was the picture of imperturbable grace. One senses she didn’t always want to be.

By Michele Goodwin

Meritocracy and its Discontents

Michael Sandel says the hoi polloi are mad at the elites—and he thinks they have good reason to be.

By David Madland

Rebuilding the American 'We'

There’s more to history than the results of the last election, and Robert Putnam reminds us that some hope reposes there.

By James T. Kloppenberg

Sister Insider

Nancy Pelosi has broken more glass ceilings than most women will ever see. But does America wants badass women?

By Katha Pollitt