The American Quest for Redemption
In a nation born with a sense that it had a redemptive mission in the world, the urge to take what is bad and turn it into something good often turns obsessively inward. The results can be surprising.
Online review culture is dotted with black holes of bad taste.
By Brian B. Hoffman.
Harvard Univ. Press. 298 pp. $24.95
William Egan Colby and the CIA.
By Randall B. Woods.
Basic Books. 546 pp. $29.99
Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children.
By Sarah Carr.
Bloomsbury. 316 pp. $27.00
The Folly of Technological Solutionism.
By Evgeny Morozov.
PublicAffairs. 415 pp. $28.99
A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks.
By Simon Garfield.
Gotham. 464 pp. $27.50