Grand Strategies

This provocative work by diplomat Charles Hill revives the study of statecraft as a cultural arena that encompasses but transcends the political demands of the day. That he does this through a consideration of literature from Homer to Salman Rushdie makes it all the more fascinating.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.