Grover Cleveland went from law firm to the White House in three years–a new book on the former president explores the role of character in his meteoric rise.
Is it fair to excavate the real life details that underline a writer’s work? A new biography of W. G. Sebald reveals the writer’s many real-world inspirations.
On Ukraine, Russian hardliners are challenging Putin to take even more extreme measures. Can the Kremlin afford to ignore its radical right?
How did Lincoln finance the Union Army? A new book explores how a government banker funded the Civil War and remodeled America’s financial system.
The deep historical roots of Putin's autocracy make it difficult to establish the kind of government in Russia that will live in peace with its neighbors.
In his latest blog post, Francis Fukuyama looks at crypto wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried and how monetary expansion has fueled the rise of cryptocurrencies.
To endure and thrive, the European Union needs less centralization, not more, argues Dalibor Roháč in his new book.