Books reviewed in this issue.

Once Upon a Time in America NINA FISHMAN

Resisting McCarthyism: To Sign or Not to Sign California's Loyalty Oath, by Bob Blauner.

Don't blame Bush on Strauss Lars Fischer

The Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss, edited by Steven B. Smith.

Afghanistan: not a barbarous country of savage people Grahame Hunter

Butcher and Bolt: Two Hundred Years of Foreign Entanglement in Afghanistan, by David Loyn.

Protesting is good for you Ilaria Favretto

Voices of the Valley, Voices of the Straits: How Protest Creates Communities, by Donatella della Porta and Gianni Piazza.

The Internet: a school for life? Brian Groombridge

Learning through Life: Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning, by Tom Schuller and David Watson.

The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy, by Stephen Coleman and Jay G. Blumler.

Right-wing spectres Vassilis Fouskas

Twenty-First Century Populism: The Spectre of Western European Democracy, edited by Daniele Albertazzi and Duncan McDonnell.

Macmillan: the unflappable politician? Peter Catterall

Harold Macmillan, by Charles Williams.