Peter Beinart's books represent the intellectual equivalent of what nutritionists call the empty-calorie principle.
As the Great Recession gnaws at our very belief in the ability of capitalism to raise us to ever-escalating levels of wealth and prosperity, Keynes's no-longer-viable financial prescriptions are being resurrected.
Is there anything the United States can learn from this ancient, sordid affair that put an empire on the path to destruction?
America's founding is a gripping tale of rivalry, treachery and ultimately triumph. The divisive politics of today are nothing compared to those now celebrated on the cliffs of Mt. Rushmore.