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Many books reviewed in Human Relations will be unfamiliar to American readers, but anyone who recalls Patti Hearst should read her brilliant review of the celebrity revolutionary’s memoir. Read more

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'Transaction Man' chronicles a century of bad ideas about the economy and its social impact. Read more

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In Lotharingia, “a history of in-between Europe,” historian Simon Winder’s concept is problematic but his writing—funny and informative—never ceases to please. Read more

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Relatively few British were actually present in India during the era of British rule, but historian Sir David Gilmour wades in with his delightful, hefty study of those Brits. Read more

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In The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, Harvard international affairs professor Stephen M. Walt examines the reasons for the failures of recent American foreign policy. Read more

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Philosopher and essayist Jim Holt writes lucidly and with humor as he rambles through a universe of topics for which definitive answers remain elusive. Read more

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A magical realist before the term gained currency, Cuban author Alejo Carpentier brought surrealism to the telling of Haiti’s terrible history in his 1949 novella. Read more

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