17 March, 2014
Category: Politics & Society
John Darwin's Unfinished Empire provides a sweeping history of the subject, but is uncritical about its own theoretical foundations.
Francisco Bethencourt's Racismschallenges the traditional historiography of racism as a distinctively modern phenomenon.
Benjamin Kunkel's Utopia or Bust reflects a current trend towards pragmatic engagement by the radical left wing.
3 March, 2014
Michael Easson finds Edmund Burke miscast as a conservative in Jesse Norman's new biography.
Karthick Manoharan on why Slavoj Žižek is the most dangerous philosopher in the West.
17 February, 2014
Helen Small's The Value of the Humanities provides an effective commentary on the debate, but raises deeper questions about the nature of justification.
3 February, 2014
Personal testimonies of the Arab Spring are an antidote to cynicism and resignation in the Western view of the risings, writes Peter Hill.
Charles Kupchan offers an alternative future vision that avoids scaremongering about the Chinese or lamenting the West’s lost greatness.
23 December, 2013
The comic form lends itself to political commentary and resistance, and has been taken up to great effect by protestors in Iran, writes Charlotta Salmi.