A new memoir by Rob Henderson captures the pain of family breakdown.
Brad Wilcox’s new book wagers that a marriage-skeptical culture can see the upshots of tying the knot.
Our sacralizing tendency assimilates every issue into a spiritualized conflict of visions that is ultimately not about policy but about identity.
David Brooks’ ‘How to Know a Person’ offers a granular approach to national unity.
Alexandra Hudson’s ‘The Soul of Civility’ distinguishes civility from mere politeness or niceness.
A review of Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott’s ‘The Canceling of the American Mind.’
David Leonhardt’s ‘Ours Was the Shining Future’ downplays the promises and possibilities of life in America.
Cultural, legal, and economic changes have made it less central to daily life—and that’s a problem.
Robert Kaplan’s new book explores how the region has historically wobbled between order and chaos.
A review of Samuel Moyn’s ‘Liberalism Against Itself.’
Yascha Mounk’s new book explains how ‘wokeness’ hurts our culture, but omits how markets can help fight back.
Franklin Foer’s new book about Joe Biden reveals a president whose ambitions have exceeded his mandate.
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett’s ‘The Overlooked Americans’ rejects grim depictions of rural life.
Tara Isabella Burton’s new book ‘Self-Made’ surveys the grand, and sometimes ridiculous, history of how crafting identities shaped our modern world.
Masha Karp’s ‘George Orwell and Russia’ explores the country’s pathologies through the novelist’s eyes.
Cara Fitzpatrick’s ‘The Death of Public School’ overblows public education’s demise—and wrongly goes after school choice.