This is a list of my reviews, alphabetized by the title of the reviewed work.
9/11: An Exchange with Michael Walzer. Dissent Magazine Website, September 2001. (No longer available.)
A Company of Readers: Uncollected Writings of W.H. Auden, Jacques Barzun, and Lionel Trilling from The Readers’ Subscription and Mid-Century Book Clubs.Edited with an Introduction by Arthur Krystal. Foreword by Jacques Barzun.
A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers. By Lawrence Weschler. Pantheon Books, 293 pages, $22.95 hardcover.
A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War by Harry V. Jaffa. Rowman and Littlefield, 549 pages, $35.00.
A Partisan Century: Political Writings From Partisan Review, edited by Edith Kurzweil. Columbia University Press, 1996. 409 pp. $49.00, cloth; $19.50, paper
A Partisan Century: Political Writings from Partisan Review edited by Edith Kurzweil. Columbia University Press, 409 pp.
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Harper Collins paperback, pp., $10.95; and Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology by Howard Zinn. Harper Collins, 341 pp.
A Tremor of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints edited by Paul Elie, with an introduction by Robert Coles. Harcourt Brace, 325 pp., $22.00.
Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization by Richard Manning, North Point Press; Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil by David Goodstein, Norton; and The Coming Generational Storm
Against the Grain: The New Criterion on Art and Intellect at the End of the Twentieth Century edited by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball. Ivan R. Dee, 463 PP., $35 (cloth), $16.95 (paper).
An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America’s Future by Robert D. Kaplan. Random House, 393 pp., $27.50.
Bernard Shaw: A Biography by Michael Holroyd. Random House.; Three volumes, each $24.95. ($15.95 paper)
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels and A Serious Way of Wondering: The Ethics of Jesus Imagined by Reynolds Price.
Buried Alive: Essays on Our Endangered Republic. By Walter Karp. Edited by Lewis Lapham and Ellen Rosenbush. Franklin Square Press. 279 pages, $21.95; $14.95 paper.
Christian Socialism: An Informal History. By John Cort. New York: Orbis Books, 1988. 402 pp. $12.95.
Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature by Felipe Fernández-Armesto. Free Press, 545 pages, $35.00.
Community in America: The Challenge of ‘Habits of the Heart.’ Edited by Charles H. Reynolds and Ralph V. Norman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. 333 pages, $12.95; Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class. By B
Consciousness and the Novel: Connected Essays by David Lodge. Harvard University Press, 320 pages, $24.95.
Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education by Martha Nussbaum and Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom by Victor Hanson and John Heath
Debating P.C.: The Controversy over Political Correctness on College Campuses edited by Paul Berman. Dell, 338 pp., $8.00 (paper).
Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophyby Michael J. Sandel. Harvard University Press, 417 pp., $24.95.
Dictatorship of Virtue: Multiculturalism and the Battle for America’s Future. By Richard Bernstein. Knopf, 367 pages $25.00.
Dictatorship of Virtue: Multiculturalism and the Battle for America’s Future. By Richard Bernstein Knopf $25.00.; Dogmatic Wisdom: How the Culture Wars Divert Education and Distract America. By Russell Jacoby. Doubleday $22.95.
Dogmatic Wisdom: How the Culture Wars Divert Education and Distract America. By Russsell Jacoby. Doubleday, 235 pp., $22.95
Enlightenment’s Wake: Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age. By John Gray. Routledge, 1996. 203 pp., $29.95.
Gladstone: A Biography by Roy Jenkins. Random House, 698 pp., $35.00; The Two Mr. Gladstones: A Study in Psychology and History by Travis L. Crosby. Yale University Press, 287 pp.
Heroes and Villains: Selected Essays. By R.W. Johnson. University of California Press. 347 pages, $34.95 hardcover.; Political Crumbs. By Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Translated by Martin Chalmbers. Verso. 160 pages, $17.95 hardcover.
Heroes and Villains: Selected Essays by E.G. Johnson. University of Georgia Press, 347 pages, $34.95; Political Crumbs by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Translated by Martin Chalmers. Verso , 160 pages, $17.95.
How Democratic Is the American Constitution? by Robert Dahl , Yale University Press, 198 pages, $19.95.
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker. Norton, 660 pp., $29.95 and The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain by Terrence W. Deacon. Norton, 527 pp., $27.95.
Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover. Yale University Press, 464 pages, $29.95.
If You’re an Egalitarian, How Come You’re So Rich? By G. A. Cohen. Harvard University Press, 233 pages, $35.00 and Philosophy and Social Hope by Richard Rorty. Penguin Books, 288 pages, $13.95.
In Babylon by Marcel Moring, translated from the Dutch by Stacey Knecht. William Morrow, 417 pages, $24.
John Maynard Keynes: A Biography, vol. 3: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946 by Robert Skidelsky. Viking, 580 pp., $34.95.
Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest by Alex Shoumatoff. Knopf, 516 pp., $30.
Looking Forward: Participatory Economics for the Twenty-First Century by Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel. South End Press, 153 pp., $10.00.; The Political Economy of Participatory Economicsby Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel. Princeton Univer
Making Europe Unconquerable: The Potential of Civilian-Based Deterrence and Defense by Gene Sharp. Baflinger, $14.95.
Making Europe Unconquerable: The Potential of Civilian-Based Deterrence and Defense by Gene Sharp. Ballinger, $14.95.
Marcel Proust: A Life by William Carter. Yale University Press, 946 pages, $35 and Marcel Proust: A Life by Jean-Yves Tadié, translated by Euan Cameron. Viking, 986 pages, $40.
Marking the Sparrow’s Fall: Wallace Stegner’s American West, edited by Page Stegner. Henry Holt, 359 pp., $25.00.
Moneybags Must Be So Lucky: On the Literary Structure of Capital. By Robert Paul Wolff. University of Massachusetts Press, $20, $8.95 paper.
Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice by Alan Wolfe, W. W. Norton, 224 pp., $24.95.
Nature Writing: The Tradition in English, edited by Robert Finch and John Elder. Norton, 1152 pages, $39.95
One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About: God, Country, Family, Racism, Welfare, Immigration, Homosexuality, Work, the Right, the Left, and Each Other by Alan Wolfe, Viking, 359 pp., $24.95.
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution by Francis Fukuyama, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 256 pp., $25.00.
Radiant Cool: A Novel Theory of Consciousness by Dan Lloyd, MIT Press, 357 pp, $24.95; Turing (A Novel about Computation) by Christos Papadimitriou. MIT Press, 284 pp., $24.95; and Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies,
Re-Making Love: The Feminization of Sex by Barbara Ehrenreich, Elizabeth Hess, and Gloria Jacobs. Anchor Press/Doubleday, 228 pages, $15.95.
Right Turn: The Decline of the Democrats and the Future of American Politics by Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers. Hill and Wang, $19.95.; Democracy and Capitalism: Property, Community, and the Contradictions of Modern Social Thought
Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould. Library of Contemporary Thought, 241 pp., $18.95 and The Secular Mind by Robert Coles. Princeton Univ. Press, 189 pp., $19.95.
Self-Rule: A Cultural History of American Democracy by Robert H. Wiebe. University of Chicago Press, 321 PP.
Socialist Register 1990: The Retreat of the Intellectuals edited by Ralph Miliband and Leo Panitch. Merlin Press, $16.00 (paper).
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity. By Charles Taylor. Harvard University Press, 601 pp, $37.50.
Stories from the City of God: Sketches and Chronicles of Rome, 1950-1966 by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Edited by Walter Siti, translated by Marina Harss. Other Press, 232 pages, $24.
Tales of a New America. By Robert B. Reich. Times Books, $19.95. Visions and Nightmares: America After Reagan. By Robert Lekachman. Macmillan, $19.95. The Next Left: The History of a Future. By Michael Harrington. Henry Holt, $17.95.
The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art by Arthur Danto, Open Court, 167 pp., $19.95 and Speaking of Beauty by Denis Donoghue, Yale University Press, 209 pp., $24.95.
The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty by David G. Myers. Yale Univ. Press, 414 pages, $29.95 and The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies by Robert G. Lane. Yale Univ. Press, 465 pages, $35.00
The Baffler: A Literary and Cultural Review PO Box 378293, Chicago IL 60637 and Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy, edited by Thomas Frank and Dave Mulcahy. Norton, 404 pp., $24.95.
The Beginning of the Journey: The Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling by Diana Trilling. Harcourt Brace & Co., 442 pp., $24.95.;A Rebel in Defense of Tradition: The Life and Politics of Dwight Macdonald by Michael Wrezsin. Basic
The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud. Volume IV: The Naked Heart by Peter Gay. Norton, 463 Pp., $29.95.
The Cambridge Quintet: A Work of Scientific Speculation by John L. Casti. Addison-Wesley, 181 pp., $23.
The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason by Charles Freeman. Knopf, 432 pages, $30, and Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew by
The Company of Critics: Social Criticism and Political Commitment in the Twentieth Century and Interpretation to Social Criticism By Michael Walzer.
The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas by Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy. Knopf, 277 pp., $22.00.
The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values. By Gertrude Himmelfarb. Knopf, $24. ; The Revolt of the Elites. By Christopher Lasch. Norton, $22.
The End of Utopia: Politics and Culture in an Age of Apathy by Russell Jacoby. Basic Books, [ ] pp., $[ ].
The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation by Tom Engelhardt. Basic Books, 320 pp., $25.00
The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation by Tom Engelhardt. Basic Books, 320 pp., $25.00.
The First Anthology: 30 Years of the New York Review of Books, 1963—1993 Edited by Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein, and Rea S. Hederman. A New York Review Book, 345 pp., $27.50.
The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World by Lawrence Lessig, Random House, 352 pp., $30 and Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity by Siva Vaidhyanatha
The Good Society by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler and Steven M. Tipton. Alfred A. Knopf: $25.00, cloth; 368 pp; 0-679-40098-2
The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order by Francis Fukuyama, The Free Press, 354 pp., $26.00.
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity by Roy Porter. Norton, 831 pp., $35.00
The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour. Farrar, The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 351 pp., $26.00.
The Market System: What It Is, How It Works, and What to Make of It by Charles Lindblom. Yale Univ. Press, 296 pp., $26.00.
The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century by Peter Watson. HarperCollins, 847 pages, $40.00
The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays by Lionel Trilling, edited and with an introduction by Leon Wieseltier. Farrar Straus Giroux, 572 pages, $35.00.
The Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolutionby Michael Lind. The Free Press, 436 pp., $25.00.
The Next Deal: The Future of Public Life in the Information Age by Andrei Cherny. Basic Books, 268 pp, $24.
The Paradox of History: Stendhal, Tolstoy, Pasternak, and Others. By Nicole Chiaromonte. University of Pennsylvania Press, $13.95 paper.
The Politics of Rich and Poor; Wealth and the American Electorate in the Reagan Aftermath. By Kevin Phillips. Random House, 262 pages: $19.95 hardcover.
The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention by David Noble. Knopf, 304 pp., $26.
The Revolt of the Elites and the-Betrayal of Democracy by Christopher Lasch. Norton, 276 pp., $22.00.
The Selected Letters of Bertrand Russell: Volume II and A Moral Temper: The Letters of Dwight Macdonald, edited by Michael Wrezsin.
The Siren and Selected Writings by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun, David Gilmour, and Guido Waldman. Edited by David Gilmour. Harvill, 185 pp., $24.00.
The Soldiers’ Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War by Samuel Hynes. Allen Lane/The Penguin Press, 318 pp., $24.95.
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic by Chalmers Johnson. Metropolitan Books, 389 pages, $25 and Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky. Metropolitan Books, 278
The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny by Victor Davis Hanson. Free Press, 480 pp., $30.
The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965—1994by Andrew Kopkind. Verso, $29.95.; The Golden Age Is In Us: Journeys and Encounters, 1987—1994 by Alexander Cockburn. Verso, $24.95.
The Twilight of the Intellectuals: Politics and Culture in the Era of the Cold War by Hilton Kramer. Ivan R. Dee, 363 pages, $27.50.
The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Eve of the Twenty-first Century by David Fromkin, Knopf, 253 pp., $25.00
There’s No Such Thing As Free Speech ,.. And It’s a Good Thing, Too by Stanley Fish. Oxford University Press, 332 pp., $25.00.
They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era by E.J. Dionne, Jr. Simon & Schuster, Cloth, 352 pp., $24.00.
Tolstoy’s Dictaphone: Technology and the Muse edited by Sven Birkerts. Graywolf Press, 256 pp., $16.00.
Turning the Tide: US Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace by Noam Chomsky. South End Press, 298 pages, $10.00 (paper).
Watching Television: A Pantheon Guide to Popular Culture Edited by Todd Gitlin. Pantheon Books, 248 pages, $9.95 (paper).
Wittgenstein’s Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers by David Edmonds and John Eidenow. Ecco Press/HarperCollins, 340 pages, $24.00.
“Democracy is in the Streets”: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago. By James Miller. Simon and Shuster, $19.95.
America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama (Review)
Apologies to Thucydides: Understanding History as Culture and Vice Versa by Marshall Sahlins and From Athens to Auschwitz: The Uses of History by Christian Meier (Review)
Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another by Philip Ball and The Moment of Complexity: Emerging Network Culture by Mark C. Taylor (Review)
Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy by Lewis Lapham and What We’ve Lost by Graydon Carter (Review)
Heal Thyself: Nicholas Culpeper and the Seventeenth-Century Struggle to Bring Medicine to the People by Benjamin Woolley (Review)
Humankind: A Brief History by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and The Buried Soul: How Humans Invented Death by Timothy Taylor (Review)
In Search of Paul by John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan L. Reed, From Jesus to Christianity by L. Michael White, and Why the Jews Rejected Jesus by David Klinghoffer (Review)
Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s and 1930s by Lewis Dabney and Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s and 1940s by Edmund Wilson (Review)
Love’s Confusions by C.D.C. Reeve and Love, Sex & Tragedy: How the Ancient World Shapes Our Lives by Simon Goldhill (Review)
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Yale University Press, 293 pages, $26
The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing by Michael Mann and Barbed Wire: An Ecology of Modernity by Reviel Netz (Review)
The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future by Bruce
The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters by Diane Coyle and The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics by Riane Eisler (Review)
The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West by Niall Ferguson (Review)
Why Most Things Fail: Evolution, Extinction, and Economics by Paul Ormerod and Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays by Thomas Schelling (Review)
Why Read? by Mark Edmundson and Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life by Stanley Cavell (Review)