Books reviewed in this issue.

‘It's Inequality, Stupid!’

Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, by Raghuram G. Rajan.

Economic Collapse, Economic Change: Getting to the Roots of the Crisis, by Arthur MacEwan and John A. Miller.

Politics without power
Richard Briand

A Walk-On Part, by Chris Mullin.

Debunking Afghan myths
Joanna Buckley

Ghosts of Afghanistan: The Haunted Battleground, by Jonathan Steele.

The way after the Third Way
Patrick Diamond

Social Democracy and Capitalism in the Knowledge Age, by Jenny Andersson.

Latin America: the left returns
Richard Gott

The Triumph of Politics: The Return of the Left in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, by George Philip and Francisco Panizza.

The Resurgence of the Latin American Left, edited by Steven Levitsky and Kenneth M. Roberts.

The New Mole: Paths of the Latin American Left, by Emir Sader, translated by Iain Bruce.

(Re)inventing political culture?
Gianfranco Pasquino

Reinventing Political Culture: The Power of Culture versus the Culture of Power, by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb.

When the middle began to be squeezed
Dick Pountain

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.

Italy: endlessly resisting
John Foot

The Legacy of the Italian Resistance, by Philip Cooke.

Plus ça change …
Mark Garnett

Eighteenth-century British Premiers: Walpole to the Younger Pitt, by Dick Leonard.

Gridlock or peak travel?
David Metz

Gridlock Nation, by Kwasi Kwarteng and Jonathan Dupont.

TINA (there is no etc.): the sequel
Jim Tomlinson

UK Economy: The Crisis in Perspective, edited by Gabriele Giudice, Robert Kuenzel and Thomas Springbett.