Issue 25.3

3 June, 2014

Ramin Nassehi

Development as Unfreedom

Easterly's book tackles the current technocratic approach to developmental aid and urges us to question it altogether.


Edward Hicks

From Cuneiform to e-books

This interesting but weighty tome suffers from lack of a single argument drawing the magnanimity of its project together.


Katherine Manfred

“We Are the New Meteorite”

Kolbert relates scientifically valid theories in a refreshingly neutral tone as a powerful warning against anthropogenic destruction.


Kit Coldstream

Aspects of Virtuosity

Beauclerk offers a more psychologically subtle and analytical treatment of the pianist than previous biographies.


Paul Sagar

A Broken Clock

Our reviewer explores whether Raymond Geuss deserves his negative reputation in the world of political philosophy.