Hope vs. Fear The Star Wars Theory of History
Jon Meacham’s new book casts U.S. history as a battle between the forces of darkness and light, with all-powerful Presidents dueling for the nation’s soul.
Democracy in Africa Nigeria at the Ballot Box
As elections loom in Africa’s most populous country, a timely new book dispels common myths about Nigeria’s democracy—and reveals the broader stakes for the continent.
No Reset The Unquiet American
Michael McFaul’s memoir throws into sharp relief the failures of America’s Russia policy.
The Lifespan of a Fact Checking the Fact Checkers
Can sticking to the facts obscure the truth? A recent Broadway play takes a Talmudic approach to the debate.
The Liberal Imperialist Churchill in All His Complexity
Andrew Roberts’s Churchill biography confronts his subject’s central paradox: How the ardent believer in the goodness of British imperialism became the stalwart champion of liberal democracy.
Checking China The Road to (Super)Power
Bruno Maçães’s new book is a masterful overview of China’s Belt and Road project—and a disturbing portrait of things to come.
The Bulldog Behind the Easel Churchill’s Canvases
A new book explores the artwork of Winston Churchill, and finds surprising resonances between his artistic legacy and his political one.
The Oil Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom China’s Gulf Connection
A new book offers a helpful primer on Beijing’s deepening relationships in the Gulf.
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