Book Reviews

Up in the Air

The government helped make air travel miserable. Can it now help to make it better?

By Silke Forbes

Are Public Schools Finished?

Has the right’s vision of “education freedom” really triumphed? And at what cost to students?

By Jennifer C. Berkshire

The Oh-So Predictable Milton Friedman

A new biography reveals—quite sympathetically—a man who was full of non-surprises.

By Angus Burgin

Reclaiming the American Story

To Heather Cox Richardson, the battle for our history is the battle for our democracy. And we may be nearing the endgame.

By Peniel Joseph

Dangers and Enemies Everywhere

How Cold War liberalism abandoned the vocabulary of hope—and how we still live with the consequences.

By George Scialabba