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Alan Ryan

Alan Ryan was Warden of New College, Oxford, and Professor of Political Thought. He is the author of On Politics, which will be published in paperback in the fall.
 
(March 2020)

Edmund Burke

An Anglo-Irish Cicero

Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke

by Richard Bourke

January 18, 2018 issue

Edmund Burke; miniature portrait, English school, 1795

The Dangers of Patriotism

The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence

by David Bromwich

March 5, 2015 issue

King William IV; portrait by Sir Martin Archer Shee, 1833

A Big British Moment

Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832

by Antonia Fraser

January 9, 2014 issue

Erich Fromm and his third wife, Annis Freeman, shortly after their marriage, Mexico, 1953

The Art of Being Erich Fromm

The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love’s Prophet

by Lawrence J. Friedman, with assistance from Anke M. Schreiber

August 15, 2013 issue

A Tea Party rally in Clinton Township, Michigan, April 2010

They Who Would Be Immortal!

The Story of America: Essays on Origins

by Jill Lepore

The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death

by Jill Lepore

October 25, 2012 issue

One Virtue at a Time, Please

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century

by Howard Gardner

June 21, 2012 issue

What Happened to the American Empire?

On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy

by Eric Hobsbawm

Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance—and Why They Fall

by Amy Chua

The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order

by Parag Khanna

The Post-American World

by Fareed Zakaria

The Return of History and the End of Dreams

by Robert Kagan

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October 23, 2008 issue

Is Capitalism Good for You?

The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

by Deirdre N. McCloskey

The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas

by James Buchan

December 21, 2006 issue

Cosmopolitans

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny

by Amartya Sen

Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership

by Martha C. Nussbaum

June 22, 2006 issue

Founding Mother

Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

by Louise W. Knight

May 11, 2006 issue

After the Fall

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

by Tony Judt

November 3, 2005 issue

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