The author of "The End of History" says the financial crisis revealed a great deal about the nature of America’s political and economic system. The shame, he says, is that opportunities to change it are now being ignored
Continuing our weekly series on American progressivism, we talk to the Nobel prize-winning economist, Paul Krugman, on why he counts himself a liberal
The leading international economic adviser of his generation and special adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says we can reduce poverty by devoting just a modest fraction of our vast wealth to the effort
The author and journalist describes how racism, violence, and corruption became entrenched in police departments across America. He picks five books describing a stark reality, and suggests a blueprint for change
The philosopher argues that a culture of debate, in which people of all backgrounds can openly discuss the truth, is philosophy's real answer to conflict.
On the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the author chooses books that sidestep the politics and "bring us back to the human story - the fact that this was history unfolding in real time."
The Professor of Philosophy at UCL chooses five books by thinkers who have shaped the field. He explores the experiences that influenced each writer, saying 'it’s very rare for philosophers to say very much about their history and what brought them to the views they have'.
Journalist and author Edward Lucas explains how a revanchist Russia can be traced back to Putin’s sense of betrayal after the collapse of the USSR
He came from a politically active family, but renounced politics to become a philosopher. Or did he? Melissa Lane chooses the best books to help us understand Plato.
Europe should be run for all Europeans and not just the French and German banks, argues the author of European Spring, Philippe Legrain. He chooses four excellent books on Europe and one relevant to any country in the throes of xenophobia.