Adam Hochschild

Adam Hochschild

Adam Hochschild’s latest book, American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis, was published in October. (November 2022)

LaVoy Finicum, the only fatality during the Oregon standoff, at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, January 2016

Another Great Yesterday

Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff—A Western Tale of America in Crisis

by Anthony McCann

No Man’s Land

a PBS Independent Lens documentary film directed by David Byars

December 19, 2019 issue

Former white nationalist Derek Black and his father, Don Black, on their radio show The Don and Derek Black Show, December 2011

Family Values

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

by Eli Saslow

September 26, 2019 issue

Robert Colescott: Knowledge of the Past Is the Key to the Future: Some Afterthoughts on Discovery, 1986; from ‘Figuring History,’ a recent exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. The catalog is edited by Catharina Manchanda and includes essays by Jacqueline Francis and Lowery Stokes Sims. It is published by the museum and Yale University Press.

American Devilry

Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

by Ben Fountain

Behold, America: The Entangled History of “America First” and “The American Dream”

by Sarah Churchwell

Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law

by James Q. Whitman

October 25, 2018 issue

Boston police with seized radical literature, November 1919

When Dissent Became Treason

A period of unparalleled censorship, mass imprisonment, and anti-immigrant terror

America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History

by Margaret E. Wagner, with an introduction by David M. Kennedy

The Great War

a three-part television series produced by Stephen Ives and Amanda Pollak for PBS’s American Experience

War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918

by Michael Kazin

Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

by Nick Fischer

September 28, 2017 issue

A shakedown of inmates in the main corridor of the Ellis Prison Farm, Huntsville, Texas, 1968; photograph by Danny Lyon from his 1971 book Conversations with the Dead, which has just been reissued by Phaidon. A retrospective of his work, ‘Danny Lyon: Message to the Future,’ will be on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 17–September 25, 2016.

Our Awful Prisons: How They Can Be Changed

Today we have 710 people per 100,000 in prison in the US, compared to fifty-eight in Finland.

Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America’s Prison Crisis

by Jeff Smith

Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time

by James Kilgore

The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America

by Naomi Murakawa

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

by Elizabeth Hinton

Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

by Marie Gottschalk

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May 26, 2016 issue

Magic Journalism


by Ryszard Kapuscinski, translated by Klara Glowczewska

November 3, 1994 issue

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