Sep 20, 2012 — Thomas Frank analyzes the U.S. political divide, Siddhartha Deb looks into the heart of India, Emmanuel Carrere writes about the 2004 tsunami, and comic actress Mindy Kaling laughs at everything. In fiction, Britain's Alan Hollinghurst follows the evolution of English society.
Feb 12, 2012 — Franklin Delano Roosevelt was subject to the kind of vitriol we often see directed at Barack Obama today. But some of FDR's opponents didn't stop at talk: a new book details a starting plot to overthrow FDR and replace him with a fascist military government.
Jan 13, 2012 — Pity The Billionaire explores the American revival of conservative Republicans. It debuts at No. 13.
Jan 7, 2012 — Tim Goeglein worked as a staffer in the George W. Bush White House for nearly eight years. In his new book, The Man in the Middle, Goeglein describes his tenure and the role of religious faith in politics.
Jan 6, 2012 — "Before 2009," writes columnist Thomas Frank, "the man in the bread line did not ordinarily weep for the man lounging on his yacht." Frank looks at how the recession gave birth to a conservative populist revolt in his book Pity the Billionaire.
Nov 19, 2011 — Newt Gingrich has been in the public eye for decades. Now that he is a potential presidential nominee, we wonder: Is there anything new to know about Newt? Maybe.
Sep 10, 2009 — In his new book Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, investigative reporter Max Blumenthal theorizes that a culture of "personal crisis" has transformed the Grand Old Party — and threatened its future.
Feb 5, 2009 — Journalist Will Bunch critiques the 40th president in his new book Tear Down This Myth: How The Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics And Haunts Our Future.
Jan 6, 2009 — Most of the world may not miss the departing president, who has drawn rock-bottom approval ratings and a couple of flying shoes near his head. Though his record isn't exactly glowing, he's done some good — and prevented the worst from happening.
Dec 16, 2008 — Caroline Kennedy has never held public office. She's not associated with any particular political issue and has spent her entire life, "avoiding the spotlight." Nonetheless, Kennedy stands a good chance of going to the Senate. And that possibility reveals some unpleasant truths about American democracy.