Book Reviews

The Eternal Power Elite

Today’s right no longer just wants to win power. It wants to change the rules and keep it.

By Alan Wolfe

Who We Are

Jill Lepore has Schlesinger-like aspirations, albeit updated for the twenty-first century.

By Meg Jacobs

Feet of Clay

George Packer’s Richard Holbrooke is both daring and brilliant— and self-aggrandizing and cynical.

By Hussein Ibish

The Paradoxes of Democracy

Why seemingly unassailable values are all fraught with tensions—and why those seeking change need to wrestle with them.

By Zephyr Teachout

Socialism's Comeback

Liberals should be glad that the left's renewal is taking place under the banner of democratic socialism rather than another variant.

By Patrick Iber