His most recent book, <em>West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776</em> was published by W.W. Norton. It invites readers to extend their bounds and discover the continent beyond the British colonies, by looking at nine American places, stretching from the Aleutian Islands to San Diego, and from the Florida Gulf Coast to the Saskatchewan River in 1776. His next book, <em>Aboriginia</em>, also will be published by W. W. Norton.
Arthur is a regular contributor to the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> and the <em>New York Times</em>. He writes and speaks widely on the connections among culture, politics, and economic life. His previous books include the bestselling <em>The Road to Freedom</em> and <em>The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America’s Future</em>.