'The Spy and the Traitor' by Ben Macintyre

By: The Editors

Fiametta Rocco, Five Books: 'It’s the story of Oleg Gordievsky, who was probably the most important British spy in Soviet Russia since the Second World War. He was the only spy we ever had that we managed to get...

'The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe' by Steven Novella

By: The Editors

A logical fallacy is fundamentally an error in reasoning. Ardent practitioners of scientific thinking are probably aware of many of these fallacies and can point out when an opponent succumbs to one during a debate. However, the human mind is the irrational elephant in the room, causing many thinkers to misidentify and abuse logical fallacies...

'Provocations' by Camille Paglia

By: Max Diamond

In a time that so consistently promotes conformity, it is refreshing that Camille Paglia begins her new essay collection, Provocations, by addressing the reader, “This book is not for everyone.” The title captures Paglia’s life-long dissidence. When she was studying under Harold Bloom at Yale, she was, so she...

'The Idol of Our Age' by Daniel J. Mahoney

By: The Editors

The Idol of Our Age is a learned essay at the intersection of politics, philosophy, and religion. It is a diagnosis and critique of the secular religion of our time, humanitarianism, or the “religion of humanity.” It argues that the humanitarian impulse to regard modern man as the measure of all things has begun to corrupt...

'The Once and Future Worker' by Oren Cass

By: The Editors

In 2016, working class voters fired a clear message at America’s establishment about the economic and social catastrophe that has slowly crippled their communities. Washington's elites now grasp that these problems exist but few understand their own complicity in gutting our labor markets and the extent of the...

'The Rise of Andrew Jackson' by David S. and Jeanne T. Heidler

By: Max Diamond

Since Donald Trump declared that he would be running for president, his rash temper, his populism, and his politicking have been compared to President Andrew Jackson. In this political moment, historians David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler have come out with “The Rise of Andrew...

'The Fifth Risk' by Michael Lewis

By: Alexander Stern

Michael Lewis has earned a reputation for turning what might be dry, boring material in another author’s hands into gripping narrative. In “Moneyball,” the use of advanced statistics to evaluate Major League Baseball players became a underdog story about the small-market Oakland A’s and their wily general manager. In the...

'Antisocial Media' by Siva Vaidhyanathan

By: Alexander Stern

“We are in the midst of a worldwide, internet-based assault on democracy,” proclaims author Siva Vaidhyanathan in his book, “Anti-Social Media,” about the damage Facebook and other social media have done to our politics. Facebook, of course, has been subject to a...

'Judicial Fortitude' by Peter J. Wallison

By: Max Diamond

For years, conservatives and libertarians have been concerned about the growth of the administrative state — the sprawling array of administrative agencies that issue rules and regulations without much congressional oversight. Title IX procedures on colleges campuses for example, which many believe undermine due process and the rule...