Book Reviews

Hey, It's a Start!

The new thing in government problem-solving is “human-centered design.” It’s an impressive corrective to market-driven theories—up to a point.

By Lawrence R. Jacobs

The Constitutional Conversation

Akhil Amar’s riveting new book carries three valuable lessons for liberals today.

By Simon Lazarus

Elvis Was in the Building

Many Cold War-era manifestations of American high and pop culture were great, for sure. But what if any thematic thread binds them?

By Jordan Michael Smith

Concrete Jungles?

Yes, America’s cities have problems. But are progressives really destroying them?

By Tracy Hadden Loh

The Forever Wars

The 20 years since 9-11 have seen many changes to U.S. foreign policy—not many of them good.

By Laura Rozen