A Field Guide to White Supremacy Kathleen Belew and Ramon Gutierrez, Editors

Review by Brian Tanguay When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, there was a perception that the United States had crossed a line and put the worst excesses of…

Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us by Brian Klaas

Review by Brian Tanguay At one time or another most of us have suffered at the hands of a petty tyrant, perhaps an overbearing supervisor at work, a rude clerk…

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Review by Brian Tanguay When I began reading 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, the 2018 book by historian Yuval Noah Harari, I was feeling at loose ends about the…

Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, From The Revolution to Reconstruction By Kate Masur

Review by Brian Tanguay Prior to reading Until Justice Be Done by Kate Masur, a historian who teaches at Northwestern University, I assumed that the critical period in the struggle…

City Of A Thousand Gates by Rebecca Sacks

Review by Brian Tanguay Other than Kashmir or the Korean peninsula, no territory on earth is as bitterly contested as that claimed by the Jews of Israel and the Arab…

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class in Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders

Review by Brian Tanguay Before George Saunders turned his attention to literature he studied engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Engineers are fascinated by the way things work. In…