Captive Minds

Our contemporary faith in “the market” rigorously tracks its radical nineteenth-century doppelgänger—the unquestioning belief in necessity, progress, and History.

‘His Glory and His Curse’


by Jonathan Franzen

The Specter Haunting the Senate

Politics or Principle?: Filibustering in the United States Senate

by Sarah A. Binder and Steven S. Smith

Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate

by Gregory Koger

Decline But Not Fall

Morning Miracle: Inside The Washington Post: A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life

by Dave Kindred

Boys Will Be Boys

City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s

by Edmund White

Yemen, al-Qaeda, and the US

Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes

by Victoria Clark

The Ideal Friend

My Dog Tulip

by J.R. Ackerley, with an introduction by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

My Dog Tulip

a film directed by Paul Fierlinger and Sandra Fierlinger

Health Care: The Disquieting Truth

Tracking Medicine: A Researcher's Quest to Understand Health Care

by John E. Wennberg

Charm City, USA


a television series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer

Which Thucydides Can You Trust?

Thucydides: The Reinvention of History

by Donald Kagan

A Commentary on Thucydides, Volume III, Books 5.25–8.109

by Simon Hornblower

The Slump Goes On: Why?

Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy

by Raghuram G. Rajan

Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance

by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan's Great Recession

by Richard C. Koo

The Greatest Show in Town

Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille

by Scott Eyman

Revealing ‘Turkey’s Hidden Past’

Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town

by Christopher de Bellaigue

FDA: This Agency Can Be Dangerous

Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA

by Daniel Carpenter

The Party: Impenetrable, All Powerful

The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers

by Richard McGregor

China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation

by David Shambaugh

China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom

by Richard Baum

China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

China's New Rulers: The Secret Files

by Andrew J. Nathan and Bruce Gilley

What We Need to Know About the Holocaust

The Death of the Shtetl

by Yehuda Bauer

Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

by David Engel

The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City

by Barbara Engelking and Jacek Leociak, translated from the Polish by Emma Harris

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945

by Saul Friedländer

Worse than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity

by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

The Destruction of the European Jews, Third Edition

by Raul Hilberg

Je suis le dernier Juif: Treblinka, 1942–1943

by Chil Rajchman, translated from the Yiddish by Gilles Rozier

Nim słonce wzejdzie: Dziennik pisany w ukryciu, 1943–1944

by Marek Szapiro

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Kashmir: The Time Has Come

Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir

by Arif Jamal

The Limits of Influence: America's Role in Kashmir

by Howard B. Schaffer

Shakespeare & Shylock

The Merchant of Venice

a play by William Shakespeare, directed by Daniel Sullivan

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