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How did a man who got so many things wrong become an intellectual celebrity in his own lifetime?
An unreliable anthropologist of traditional societies is a no less dubious diagnostician of the contemporary world.
Prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on Doomsday Preppers are being absorbed into contemporary conservatism.
Books about London in its Olympic year and after see Americanization eroding the city’s gift for democratic gradualism.
Paul Hoover’s second edition of Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology.
Philip Glass’s new opera, The Perfect American, is a mix of bluster and inspiration.
ABC’s hit show, created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington, is a truly original political soap opera.