Book Reviews

The Closing of the Senate

Yes, the filibuster is the big issue, but the factors contributing to the Senate's dysfunction are numerous.

By Mark Schmitt

They Called It Iron City

Pittsburgh’s great resilience can’t erase what’s been lost in its transformation to a “meds and eds” metropolis.

By John W. Miller

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