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Does John Gray counsel anything more than avoidance of the ideological excesses he scorns?
For all its postmodern flair, the revamped Benjamin Franklin Museum is surprisingly traditional and constrained.
An online dustup between two pop star penseurs shows them staggering through afterlives.
The cameras no longer look at us because we’re famous; we’re famous because they look at us to death.
No one dies for poetry anymore, not even in Russia. Enter the oligarchs, who steer clear of Putin’s ire by sponsoring literary prizes.
Books about London in its Olympic year and after see Americanization eroding the city’s gift for democratic gradualism.
For Betty Friedan, feminism was humanism: a question of growth, maturation and identity.
Why privacy and anonymity are being violated online by an unstoppable process of data profiling.
On socialism or the Middle East, Fred Halliday’s intellectual flexibility was one of his greatest strengths.
How the American right’s obsession with male status legitimated the transition to a neoliberal ethos.
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