Book Reviews

Racism Didn't Stop at Jim Crow

Richard Rothstein’s history of the racist housing policies of governments—yes, even liberal ones—is searing, revealing, and embarrassing.

By Samuel R. Bagenstos

At the Mercy of the Tech Gods

Franklin Foer offers many keen insights, but ultimately his case against the tech giants is too small-bore.

By Thomas Goetz

The Age of Arthur

A new biography reminds us why Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and his cohort fell out of fashion, and why that judgment was unfair.

By Richard Parker

That Greedy Upper-Middle Class

Will the top 20 percent be willing to forego some of their advantages so that others may rise? Tough one.

By Heather Boushey

The Rumors Have Been Exaggerated

Two new books, by Edward Luce and Bill Emmott, are part of a larger trend of writers and pundits overstating the decline of western liberalism.

By Charles Kenny