Books & Essays
Books & Essays
30 June 2017

Janesville: an American elegy

Amy Goldstein’s portrait of one town ravaged by de-industrialisation has universal significance.

29 June 2017

America’s climate of crisis

Patrick Allitt looks at the emergence and development of the idea of environmental crisis.

27 June 2017

The equal opportunities revolution

A new book explores how workplace equality disempowers workers.

15 June 2017

The postmodern roots of the
alt-right

Kill All Normies provides a powerful analysis of the new online culture wars.

5 May 2017

The intellectual masses

John Carey talks to Tim Black about making Milton palatable, the art of persuasion, and the value of modernism.

Modern art is not rubbish

Matthew Collings on meaning, abstraction and why judgementalism can be a problem.

5 May 2017

Nietzsche’s Enlightenment

The German philosopher is not the proto-postmodern relativist some have mistaken him for.

5 May 2017

Dancing into darkness

A new edition of Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, brings his textured micro-universes to life.

The art of pop

The Dean of American Rock Critics talks to Tom Slater about snobbery, bohemia and never tiring of music.

America after the fall

The Royal Academy's new exhibition underplays the abstract side of 1930s American painting.