Life Is Short. Indexes Are Necessary.
In his new history of the index, Dennis Duncan traces its evolution through the constantly changing character of reading itself.
Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age
by Dennis Duncan
June 22, 2023 issue
Becoming Amartya Sen
In his memoir Home in the World the pathbreaking economist and moral philosopher looks back on his much-traveled, multicultural childhood, education, and early academic career.
Home in the World
by Amartya Sen
December 8, 2022 issue
What does it mean when men are worshiped, willingly or not, as gods?
Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine
by Anna Della Subin
January 13, 2022 issue
From the late eighteenth century onward, the British justified their empire with a continually updated ideology of moral purpose and historical necessity.
Time’s Monster: How History Makes History
by Priya Satia
Neither Settler nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities
by Mahmood Mamdani
Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination
by Adom Getachew
July 1, 2021 issue
Speech and Slavery in the West Indies
Slavery was foundational to Britain’s prosperity and rise to global power.
The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World
by Miles Ogborn
Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War
by Vincent Brown
Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire
by Tom Zoellner
August 20, 2020 issue