Unequal Lives  

If there’s one issue that has dominated the left in recent years, it’s our belated recognition of the explosion of economic inequality in the United States. Most of us were aware of its growth through the Clinton and Bush years, …





Something about Christopher  

Hitch 22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens Twelve/Hachette Book Group, 2010 448 pp., $26.99 HAS THERE ever been anyone quite like Christopher Hitchens? As a writer and a thinker, Hitchens may be the greatest performance artist the profession has ever …



If We Build One, They Will Come  

The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust by John B. Judis Pantheon, 2000, 305 pp $26 John Judis has written a valuable book of the kind that rarely interests commercial publishers anymore. It …



Vietnam: An Unnecessary Book  

VIETNAM, THE NECESSARY WAR by Michael Lind The Free Press, 1999 314 pp. $25 Michael Lind has written five books and edited another in just four years. Vietnam, The Necessary War makes that count at least one too many. This …