Tag Archives: History & Theory

The Retreat of Western Liberalism

by Edward Luce

“Insightful and harrowing . . . lucidly expounds on the erosion of the West’s middle classes, the dysfunction among its political and economic elites,…


by Steven Poole

“A sharply articulated, well-documented expos of the political and economic manipulation of language. . . . A necessary public service in prose occasionally rendered…

Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man

by Christopher Hitchens

“A better case can be made for the claim that Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man actually affected history than for other books so far…

Marx’s Das Kapital

by Francis Wheen

“As Wheen skillfully shows, there was an underlying love-hate relationship between Marx and capitalism. As early as the Manifesto, he had written of capitalism’s…

The Garments of Court and Palace

by Philip Bobbitt

“With his profound knowledge of history, philosophy, politics and law, Professor Bobbitt has made a major contribution to penetrating the thought of Machiavelli and…

Don’t Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards

by P. J. O'Rourke

Best-selling political humorist P.J. O’Rourke writes the mirthful political theory companion to his classic mirthful political science book, Parliament of Whores.

Death etc.

by Harold Pinter

A collection of Harold Pinter’s most moving plays, prose, and poetry on war, injustice, and death.