A new book, We May Dominate the World, attempts to provide a realist explanation of US foreign policy in Latin America. As with other such accounts, it treats differences of power as inevitable sources of conflict.
Gustav Jönsson is an essayist and critic based in London.
In Different Speeds, Same Furies, Britain’s preeminent Marxist, Perry Anderson, produces an idiosyncratic but dazzling account of Anthony Powell and Marcel Proust, arguably the two greatest novelists of the 20th century.
The Francoist regime is one of the few fascist governments that mainstream politicians and writers feel comfortable praising publicly. They shouldn’t: on top of anti-communism, antisemitism was also central to Francisco Franco’s reign of terror.
Despite the mass of evidence proving Martin Heidegger’s Nazi commitment, academics often dismiss concerns about his politics as nonphilosophical. Two new books make a compelling case for rejecting this line of argument.