The following reviews have been published this week.

Margaret Walsh (no. 778) on Cotton Seiler’s Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America.

Martin Lengwiler (no. 779) on Solidarity Without the State? Business and the Shaping of the Swiss Welfare State, 1890–2000 by Matthieu Leimgruber.

Kevin Jefferys (no. 780) on Parties at War. Political Organisation in Second World War Britain, written by Andrew Thorpe.

Justin Champion (no. 781) on The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead. Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment, with a response by the author Michael Graham.

Please send any comments or suggestions to me at or – and note that as the deputy editor is on holiday there will be no reviews next week.