Politics+Society

Books

The feminine and the land

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

Theologies of entitlement, enslaving, and extinguishing indigenous communities have shaped policy since the 15th century.

Cover Story

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

Fall books

The Century asked professors, writers, and policy makers to tell us about a book they would want to hand to their elected officials to read.

Books

When mercy and justice meet

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

As we make laws and try to adjudicate justice, we often lose sight of the human faces affected.

Books

A time to shout and a time to whisper

There’s a place in society for prophetic denunciation. There’s also a place for restraint.

Books

The war we aren't winning

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

The United States has been engaged for decades in a seemingly endless series of wars and military operations.