Breaking the Crockery

Breaking the Crockery

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. Hardcover, 857 pages $35. Reviewed by Andrew Bacevich Let us dispose of the superlatives first: In terms of both style and substance, The Free World represents an...

Another Epitaph on American Exceptionalism

Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century by Patrick Smith. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 231 pages, $27.50. This slender volume consists of four essays offering four variations on a single theme. Since “the American century is behind...

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