Jonathan Kirshner is professor of Political Science at Boston College. He is author of numerous books, including American Power after the Financial Crisis, Hollywood’s Last Golden Age: Politics, Society and the Seventies Film in America, An Unwritten Future: Realism and Uncertainty in World Politics, and the novel Urban Flight.
“A Very Strong Effect on the World”: A Conversation with Phillip Lopate
The noted essayist discusses his new anthology of essays, “The Golden Age of the American Essay: 1945–1970.”...
A Very Acute Watcher: A Conversation with David Thomson
Jonathan Kirshner interviews David Thomson on his book “A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors.”...
The Fire Last Time
What our financial saviors have failed to grasp about the Great Recession....
Confessions of a Left-Conservative: Norman Mailer in the Library of America
An essential writer in his quintessential decade....
Mervyn King’s "The End of Alchemy" is a book that demands close attention....
Mathematician, Statesman, Philosopher: The Life of John Maynard Keynes
Keynes, as Keynes, remains largely unknown and unappreciated: reduced to clichés, or, most commonly, invoked as an epithet....
Back to the Next Great Recession
Eichengreen's main point about the Great Recession is well taken: we ought to stop patting ourselves on the back and take a much harder look at what we got wrong....
BLARB BLOG POSTS
Adam Tooze’s Crashed: From the Global Financial Crisis to Know-Nothing Nativism
Surviving the Emerging Dark Age: Towards a New Counterculture
This is the Spanish Civil War
The Kardashian Candidate