Politics+Society

Books

Caught, by Marie Gottschalk

Spring books

Marie Gottschalk describes an American penal system that has all but abandoned any real attempt to rehabilitate its inmates.

Books

The Age of Acquiescence, by Steve Fraser

Spring books

Why was the first Gilded Age a time of sometimes violent resistance, while ours is an age of acquiescence? Steve Fraser's answer is twofold: capitalism has changed, and so has the social imaginary that enfolds it.