May 12, 2017

Volume 63, Issue 36

The Chronicle Review

Not all criticism can be constructive. Some ideas and arguments are genuinely devoid of merit.

It’s not a digital gathering place so much as a marketing forum.

A superb new biography vivifies not just his searching mind but his restless spirit.

Informal networks and freewheeling discussions make the intellectual world go ’round.

Contrary to popular perception, Americans take their fiscal obligations seriously.

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.