Books & Essays
Books & Essays
1 September 2017

On the therapeutic state

James L Nolan, Jr reflects on the deepening of therapeutic culture, state intrusion and victimology.

1 September 2017

The fragile generation

Jonathan Haidt on the crisis of resilience on campus.

1 September 2017

Where have all the adults gone?

Ben Sasse’s new book tackles America’s coming-of-age crisis.

10 August 2017

Sexual paranoia on campus

Laura Kipnis on the perversity of protecting students from adult relationships.

4 August 2017

Nietzsche for our times

He would have some choice words for our tame, narcissistic culture.

Lenin was nothing but politics

Catherine Merridale on Lenin the man, the revolutionary and why he banned smoking on a train.

28 July 2017

EH Carr’s sense of history

What is History? still provides a powerful retort to cultural pessimism.

28 July 2017

Inside Hemingway’s head

A new book explores the effect chronic alcoholism and head trauma had on the writer’s late work.

28 July 2017

India’s dialectic of progress

Two new books show how far post-independence India has come, and how far it has still to go.

28 July 2017

A radical life

Frank Furedi talks to Tom Slater about Stalinist Hungary, Sixties radicalism, revolutionary communism and Brexit.