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Instead of rescuing forgotten truths, neocons like Charles Krauthammer devise novel fallacies.
The city and its landscape would not exist were it not for many violations against nature.
Auntie man? Black writer? Negress? In The Women, Hilton Als is Hilton Als.
Inside the great social historian Eric Hobsbawm there was an aesthete waiting to come out.
How did everything a writer had known and loved come violently apart?
No one dies for poetry anymore, not even in Russia. Enter the oligarchs, who steer clear of Putin’s ire by sponsoring literary prizes.
A case of scientific misconduct at Harvard.
Punitive yet salvific, austerity is the ideology of a country that has turned against its own culture.
Charles Taylor is a sadly endangered type: the philosopher-statesman.
Esther studied botany and biochemistry, and ended up serving Cokes to arms dealers in Delhi’s Hotel Shangri-La. She is a station holder, occupied and rootless. Welcome to India Shining.
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