Book Reviews

Moving Beyond the Snake Pit

How prisons became the de facto “treatment” center for those with mental illness.

By Nancy Tomes

Trump? Faith? Seriously?

Yes, these authors purport to argue that Trump is a man of faith. Or he’s working on it. Or something.

By Charles P. Pierce

Is School a Waste of Time?

Uh, no. Some things have a value that isn’t just financial.

By Rachel Cohen

Democracy in Peril

What can we learn from other countries where democracy has suffered? Alas, not as much as these authors believe.

By Sanford Levinson

Ecce Cuomo

The New York governor was one of the most important American politicians never to become President.

By Mitchell L. Moss