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Jonathan Kirshner is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Boston College. His most recent books are The Downfall of the American Order? (co-edited with Peter Katzenstein) and An Unwritten Future: Realism and Uncertainty in World Politics.
In his new book, the former Fed chair cuts through economic orthodoxy on central banking. But he fails to reckon deeply with its political consequences.
Why we should err on the side of inaction—and why we won’t.
The director made landmark contributions to three distinct art forms. His life reflected the American experience in the latter half of the twentieth century—both its failures and its feats.
A new biography reveals the full scope of John Maynard Keynes’s critique of unfettered capitalism, emphasizing the economist’s larger philosophical vision of the good life.
A decade after the financial crisis, economists still have not rethought macroeconomics. A new history takes on the field's unrepentant hubris.
A new book takes on the titans of twentieth-century cinema, fetishes and all.
A reckless foreign policy could bring ruin at home and abroad.
Trump will have done real damage even if he doesn't win.
Niall Ferguson’s protestations aside, Henry Kissinger was the quintessential foreign policy realist.
Martin Wolf's The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned—and Still Have to Learn—from the Financial Crisis.
Sure, the system worked—we avoided another Great Depression. But it worked much better for some than for others.
Paul Volcker’s remarkable career of public service reads as a history of the last half-century of American money.
The years from the late 1960s through the middle of the 1970s were remarkable ones for American movies. In the words of critic David Thompson, it was “the decade when movies mattered.”
The Next Wall Street Collapse
Separating Keynes from the Keynesians