October 07, 2015
In her urgent new book, Heretic, Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues persuasively that extremists have seized control of Islam by citing passages in Islam’s holy books that sanction violence.
April 01, 2014
Israeli journalist Ari Shavit's 'My Promised Land' offers a compelling, soul-searching mix of history, politics, culture and military strategy.
March 12, 2014
Americans support United States interventions abroad ldquo only so long as someone else rsquo s kid does the fighting and future generations get stuck with the bill rdquo So concludes Andrew J Bacevich in this passionate new book about military policy in the post-Vietnam era Bacevich has excelle
April 17, 2013
Andrew Solomon’s new book is a masterpiece of dogged research and persuasive writing.
April 30, 2012
Beautiful Souls examines the mystery of what impels people to do something risky and transgressive.
February 27, 2012
Joan Didion ponders her daughter's life in spare prose that is at once insightful and depressing.
November 07, 2011
The saga of one church in San Francisco slated for closure
September 19, 2011
How men and women religious responded to 9/11.
April 25, 2011
In the wake of her husband's death, Joyce Carol Oates struggled with resentment, despair, rage, and guilt.
November 01, 2010
The story of the mass migration of six million African Americans