Thirty years after his death, the architecture expert is again attracting interest as a distinctive voice on urbanism
Randy Boyagoda reviews the authorised biography by J Michael Lennon
Simon Schama on the life and legacy of the American president, who died 50 years ago this month
How Theodore Roosevelt harnessed the power of the press to tame America’s robber barons. A review of ‘The Bully Pulpit’, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Stories of desperate migrants and vigilante patriots at the US border with Mexico – John Paul Rathbone reviews ‘The Beast’, ‘Midnight in Mexico’ and ‘Waiting for José’
Are western democracies losing the ability to learn from their own mistakes? Mark Mazower reviews books by David Runciman, Stein Ringen and Philip Coggan
The much-loved art of letter writing is dwindling, writes Andrew Hill, but can it live on in ever-evolving forms?
Inequality has long followed scientific progress. But in an ultra-mechanised world, will a new ‘cognitive elite’ leave everyone else behind?
How recklessness, unstable alliances and bad luck plunged Europe into crisis in 1914. Tony Barber on ‘The War That Ended Peace’, ‘July 1914’ and ‘Catastrophe’
The idea of the global novel can obscure the many ways in which African and Asian writers still grapple with the traumas of the postcolonial world, writes Pankaj Mishra