Politics+Society

Books

How the rich got richer

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson tell a story that is at once familiar and unfamiliar. The familiar part is that inequality has grown dramatically in the U.S. What’s less familiar is how this came about.

Books

C Street, by Jeff Sharlet

In his best-selling 2008 book, The Family, Jeff Sharlet probed the sprawling but mostly secretive work of a longstanding Christian outreach to political leaders in the United States and, increasingly, around the world. The Family, better known as the Fellowship, surfaces each year as sponsor of the National Prayer Breakfast.