Andy Fitch and Philip Gordon inspect the problems plaguing regime-change thinking in the Middle East, and Gordon's book "Losing the Long Game."
Andy Fitch talks with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about women activists of the past who empowered today's politics and Gillibrand’s book "Bold & Brave."
Karen Tongson acknowledges that no will come to tell us our democracy is threatened, for the Thomas Mann House series "55 Voices for Democracy."
Colin Marshall discusses the enigmatic and subtle qualities of Bae Suah's fiction.
Akanksha Singh considers plotlessness, and how it's perceived by stories of different cultural provenance.
Andy Fitch talks with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse about undoing the corruption in American politics and his book "Captured."
Greg Berman inspects worrisome trends in the world of nonprofits, and the dashed hopes of those who join them.
Alisa Bohling reviews Jayro Bustamante’s horror film "La Llorona," and traces echoes of the Guatemalan Civil War.
Will Compernolle questions the feasibility and uniqueness of Matthew Yglesias' policy proposals in "One Billion Americans."
"The 'your priorities will change' statement suggests that after having a child a person — most often a woman — will devalue her former aspirations..."