• Gaming the Laws of War

    By ADAM CHILTON

    Review of ORDER WITHIN ANARCHY: The Laws of War as An International Institution, by James D. Morrow

    July 01, 2015
    Order Within Anarchy by James D. Morrow
  • Exporting Democracy

    By GIULIANA CHAMEDES

    Review of THE WEIMAR CENTURY: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War, by Udi Greenberg

    June 29, 2015
    The Weimar Century, by Udi Greenberg
  • Social Change Litigation as Just Another Political Tool

    By SAMUEL R. BAGENSTOS

    Review of HOW POLICY SHAPES POLITICS: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation, by Jeb Barnes and Thomas Burke

    June 24, 2015
    How Public Policy Shapes Politics book review
  • How Should Prosecutors Punish Corporate Criminals?

    By RICHARD H. MCADAMS

    Review of TOO BIG TO JAIL: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations, by Brandon L. Garrett

    June 22, 2015
    Too Big To Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise With Corporations
  • Banking on China

    By KYLE HUTZLER

    Review of DEALING WITH CHINA: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower, by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

    June 17, 2015
    Kyle Hutzler reviews "Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower" by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
  • No Reason To Blame Liberals (Or, The Unbearable Lightness of Perversity Arguments)

    By MARGO SCHLANGER

    Review of THE FIRST CIVIL RIGHT: How Liberals Built Prison America, by Naomi Murakawa

    June 15, 2015
    Margo Schlanger reviews "The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America" by Naomi Murakawa.
  • Ishiguro's Middle Ages

    By MICHELLE KARNES

    Review of THE BURIED GIANT, by Kazuo Ishiguro

    June 10, 2015
    The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, reviewed by Michelle Karnes for The New Rambler Review of Books.
  • The Mischievous Science of Richard Thaler

    By CASS R. SUNSTEIN

    Review of MISBEHAVING: The Making of Behavioral Economics, by Richard H. Thaler

    June 08, 2015
    CASS R. SUNSTEIN review of MISBEHAVING: The Making of Behavioral Economics Hardcover, by Richard H. Thaler
  • Barney Frank's Rules of Order

    By PETER CONTI-BROWN

    Review of FRANK: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, by Barney Frank

    June 03, 2015
    Peter Conti-Brown reviews "FRANK" by Barney Frank
  • Christianity and Paradox

    By LUTHER ZEIGLER

    Review of TRUE PARADOX: HOW CHRISTIANITY MAKES SENSE OF OUR COMPLEX WORLD, by David Skeel

    June 01, 2015
    Luther Zeigler reviews "True Paradox" by David Skeel
  • Politics by Other Means

    By CALVIN TERBEEK

    Review of JUDICIAL POLITICS IN POLARIZED TIMES, by Thomas M. Keck

    May 27, 2015
    Review of Judicial Politics in Polarized Times, by Thomas M. Keck
  • Ethics On The Run

    By STEVEN LUBET

    Review of ON THE RUN: Fugitive Life in an American City (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries), by Alice Goffman

    May 26, 2015
    Steven Lubet, reviews "On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)," by Alice Goffman. The New Rambler Review is an online review of books edited by Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule and Blakey Vermeule.
  • Empire Lite

    By MITU GULATI

    Review of THE EMPIRE TRAP: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas: 1893-2013, by Noel Maurer

    May 20, 2015
    Mitu Gulati reviews THE EMPIRE TRAP: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas: 1893-2013, by Noel Maurer
  • Toil and Trouble in Media-Land

    By DAVID A. STRAUSS

    Review of THE FIRST AMENDMENT BUBBLE: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press, by Amy Gajda

    May 18, 2015
    Review of THE FIRST AMENDMENT BUBBLE: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press, by Amy Gajda
  • The Best of All Possible Congresses

    By TIMOTHY W. GRINSELL

    Review of THE NATURE OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT, by Richard Ekins

    May 13, 2015
    Review of The Nature of Legislative Intent by Timothy W. Grinsell
  • Predicting When the Mob is Smart

    By KAI SPIEKERMANN

    Review of WISER: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter, by Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie

    May 11, 2015
    Review of Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter by Cass Sunstein and Reid Hastie
  • Arab Winter

    By DONNA ROBINSON DIVINE

    Review of THE ARAB UPRISINGS EXPLAINED: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East, edited by Marc Lynch and THE ARAB UPRISINGS: What Everyone Needs To Know, by James L. Gelvin

    May 06, 2015
    Donna Robinson Divine reviews "THE ARAB UPRISINGS EXPLAINED" edited by Marc Lynch and Elizabeth Maggie Penn, and "THE ARAB UPRISINGS" by James L. Gelvin.
  • The Possible Dream

    By JENNIFER NOU

    Review of SOCIAL CHOICE AND LEGITIMACY: The Possibilities of Impossibility by John W. Patty and Elizabeth Maggie Penn

    May 04, 2015
    Jennifer Nou reviews "SOCIAL CHOICE AND LEGITIMACY: The Possibilities of Impossibility" by John W. Patty and Elizabeth Maggie Penn.
  • Gambling on the Climate

    By DAVID WEISBACH

    Review of CLIMATE CASINO: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World, by William Nordhaus

    April 29, 2015
    David Weisback reviews CLIMATE CASINO: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World", by William Nordhaus
  • Generous Minds

    By TYLER COWEN

    Review of THE RAMBLER: Volume 1, Diaries, Prayers, and Annals, by Samuel Johnson

    April 27, 2015
    Tyler Cowen review of THE RAMBLER: Volume 1, Diaries, Prayers, and Annals, by Samuel Johnson