Russia Today The Hot Peace We Have
Though it has its blindspots, Mike McFaul’s memoir of his time as Obama’s main Russia hand is an enlightening and important read—especially with Trump now at the wheel.
At the Movies Unless Ye Become as Little Children
A new head-banging musical about Joan of Arc captures the inner life of a visionary child—and the radical strangeness of Christian faith.
Hearts of Flint Demolished by Neglect
Anna Clark’s book on the Flint, Michigan tainted water scandal details the struggles of making the problems of invisible people visible.
Science Fiction Terraforming Ourselves
What sort of world do we want to live in? Science fiction has answered the question in wildly different ways.
The Middle Kingdom All Under Heaven?
Ge Zhaoguang’s history offers subtle warnings of the dangers of Chinese triumphalism.
Religion and Modernity The Francis Resistance
Ross Douthat’s new book sounds the alarm about Pope Francis, arguing that the much-beloved pontiff is leading the Church into a crisis. But is resistance the wisest option?
China Down Under Fifty Shades of Red
Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion is a vital wake-up call about the threat of Chinese influence operations—but its policy prescriptions are painted in very broad brushstrokes.
Future of Liberalism The One Theory to Rule Them All
Patrick Deneen’s much-discussed book diagnoses liberalism with failure-by-success, but fails to find a convincing cure. Might the answer be another theory?
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