Book cover of Regime Change: Toward a Postliberal Future by Patrick Deneen
Politics & Government

Regime Change: Toward a Postliberal Future

Classical liberalism promised to overthrow the old aristocracy, creating an order in which individuals could create their own identities and futures. To some extent it did—but it has also demolished the traditions and institutions that nourished ordinary people and created a new and exploitative ruling class. This class’s economic libertarianism, progressive values, and technocratic commitments have led them to rule for the benefit of the “few” at the expense of the “many,” precipitating our current political crises. […Learn More]

Book cover of Fragile Victory: The Making and Unmaking of Liberal Order by James E. Cronin
International & World Politics

Fragile Victory: The Making and Unmaking of Liberal Order

The liberal democratic order that seemed so stable in North America and Western Europe has become precarious. James E. Cronin argues that liberalism has never been secure and that since the 1930s the international order has had to be crafted, redeployed, and extended in response to both victories and setbacks. […Learn More]

Book cover of Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen
Philosophy

Why Liberalism Failed

Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism’s proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions: it trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material inequality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history. […Learn More]

Book cover of Liberalism in Dark Times: The Liberal Ethos in the Twentieth Century by Joshua L. Cherniss
International & World Politics

Liberalism in Dark Times: The Liberal Ethos in the Twentieth Century

A timely defense of liberalism that draws vital lessons from its greatest midcentury proponents

Today, liberalism faces threats from across the political spectrum. While right-wing populists and leftist purists righteously violate liberal norms, theorists of liberalism seem to have little to say. In Liberalism in Dark Times, Joshua Cherniss issues a rousing defense of the liberal tradition, drawing on a neglected strand of liberal thought. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons Who Enabled Hitler by Kathryn Olmsted
Biography & Autobiography

The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons Who Enabled Hitler

As World War II approached, the six most powerful media moguls in America and Britain tried to pressure their countries to ignore the fascist threat. The media empires of Robert McCormick, Joseph and Eleanor Patterson, and William Randolph Hearst spanned the United States, reaching tens of millions of Americans in print and over the airwaves with their isolationist views. Meanwhile in England, Lord Rothermere’s Daily Mail extolled Hitler’s leadership and Lord Beaverbrook’s Daily Express insisted that Britain had no interest in defending Hitler’s victims on the continent. […Learn More]

Book cover of Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America by John McWhorter
Politics & Government

Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America

New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed linguist John McWhorter argues that an illiberal neoracism, disguised as antiracism, is hurting Black communities and weakening the American social fabric.

Americans of good will on both the left and the right are secretly asking themselves the same question: how has the conversation on race in America gone so crazy? […Learn More]

Book cover of Rush on the Radio: A Tribute from His Sidekick for 30 Years by James Golden
Biography & Autobiography

Rush on the Radio: A Tribute from His Sidekick for 30 Years

What was it like to be a part of the supersonic ride on the Rush Limbaugh program, the highest-rated radio show in history that spanned 33 years and changed the American political conversation? James Golden, aka “Bo Snerdley,” was there from the beginning to the final, tearful episodes. As call screener, “Official Show Observer,” and friend of Rush, James shares the stories that grew an audience into tens of millions of devoted listeners. […Learn More]

Book cover of Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975 by Neal Gabler
Biography & Autobiography

Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975

The epic, definitive biography of Ted Kennedy—an immersive journey through the life of a complicated man and a sweeping history of the fall of liberalism and the collapse of political morality.
 
Catching the Wind is the first volume of Neal Gabler’s magisterial two-volume biography of Edward Kennedy. It is at once a human drama, a history of American politics in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and a study of political morality and the role it played in the tortuous course of liberalism.  […Learn More]

Book cover of San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities by Michael Shellenberger
Politics & Government

San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities

Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.

Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. During that time, he advocated for the decriminalization of drugs, affordable housing, and alternatives to jail and prison. But as homeless encampments spread, and overdose deaths skyrocketed, Shellenberger decided to take a closer look at the problem. […Learn More]