Former British Prime Minister Theresa May’s top advisor wants to remake conservatism. Instead he’s written a rousing defense of Little England xenophobia.
What we’re reading, watching, playing, and listening to as we muddle through social distancing.
A rare book treats the region’s residents as empowered individuals who can shape their collective future, rather than portraying them as geopolitical pawns.
A new book chronicles the Faustian bargain that Russians—from holy men to human rights activists—have made with Vladimir Putin’s government.
As the government cracks down on Holocaust remembrance, the country’s Jewish art scene is thriving like never before.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has disbanded Africa’s largest political party in an effort to reinvent the country’s politics—but some powerful players stand to lose, and they won’t go quietly.
John Le Carré’s latest protagonist bridges his old and new heroes, contending with the question of loyalty to a liberal society in crisis.
A new book on the West’s declinist anxiety is a welcome antidote to Islamophobic alarmism, but it could go further in debunking misguided notions of “us” and “them.”
Mongolia rocks out while its giant neighbor slumbers.
What it means to brand today’s right-wing leaders with the F-word—and why you probably shouldn’t.
A new book looks at the China challenge for the United States—and China itself.
Two new memoirs by Samantha Power and Susan Rice show how idealists became insiders—and what was lost along the way.
The Spanish government just moved a step closer to disinterring the remains of Francisco Franco. But as the country heads for yet another election, a new book shows that voters have other priorities.