I’ve written a review of Charles King’s Gods of the Upper Air for The New Republic, examining the ways that the idea of “cultural relativism” has been used and abused in public culture […]
A review of Sabers and Utopias, an essay collection by Mario Vargas Llosa, in The Nation. I must say I’m proud of this lede (and the conclusion to the piece […]
My review of Audra Wolfe’s “Freedom’s Laboratory,” up now at The New Republic. The book extends out understanding of the Cultural Cold War into the world of science. A sample: The […]
I have reviewed Daniel Immerwahr’s How to Hide an Empire for The New Republic. Good book, surprising controversy, even-more-surprising quantity of guano islands. In February 2003, Al Jazeera broadcast an interview with Donald […]
I have a review of Aldo Marchesi’s Latin America’s Radical Left up at h-net; it’s open access, like all h-net content, so just click over.
I have a review/essay of Quinn Slobodian’s excellent book Globalists in The New Republic. This was both a challenge and a pleasure to write, and I’m proud of how it turned out. […]
In The Nation, I have a review of Jonathan Brown’s Cuba’s Revolutionary World and Dirk Kruijt’s Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America. In February 1962, Fidel Castro spoke the words of the Second Declaration […]