16 June, 2014

Peter Hill

Imperialism in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Despite his imperialistic overtones, it is not possible simply to dismiss John Buchan as a jingoistic thriller-writer.


Ardevan Yaghoubi

Something Fishy: the Politics of Human Rights History

Compared with Melville’s Moby Dick, Samuel Moyn's new Human Rights book is not without obstacles.


John Ritzema

A Light to Lighten the Gentiles

Timothy Michael Law calls for a return to the study of the Septuagint as the great document of the rise of Christianity.


Tom Cutterham

Factories in the Field

Roberts' book reminds readers to consider struggles over discipline, time, pay, and workers' rights around the world.


Anna Brinkman

The New Plebeian Experience

Martin Breaugh provides an illuminating discussion of, but no solution for, plebeian experiences old and new.


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.