A historian looks at how evangelical religion, “traditional” masculinity, and right-wing politics became so hopelessly intertwined
Magic shenanigans are the order of the day in this new fantasy novel set in an alternative-universe Cairo
Louis Menand’s “The Free World” is a world found, and lost
Robinson also passionately advocates direct democracy and popular participation in small scale, but he is oddly reserved about capitalism, which underlies climate change and prevents action to abate it.
A straightforward telling of one health worker’s story and her dedication to public health.
On the “intellectual bedrock” of Silicon Valley.
A new biography of Boston anti-racist leader William Monroe Trotter
A seemingly endless recitation of events
In general, though, the noted historian's depiction of the '90s and '00s as an age of fraudulent promises and wasted opportunities rings true.