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Adam Kirsch prefers his own ideas about poetry to actual
poems.

The detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib were both a
continuation and a divergence from historical prison practices.

Graham Greene remains a compelling figure in this moment of moral bankruptcy.

Camile Paglia, pundit of poetry.

Russell Jacoby's study of utopian thought is a flawed treasure.

Studs diagnoses a national Alzheimer's disease.

Once upon a time, a psychiatrist named Fredric Wertham went on a tear over Wonder Woman.

If Herbert Marcuse and Senator Joseph McCarthy had gone to a movie together in the late 1950s--and that could only happen in a movie--they would have walked out, probably not together, and demand

"I am very happy to see so many flowers here and that is why I want to remind you that flowers, by themselves, have no power whatsoever, other than the power of men and women who protect them and

Nearly twenty years ago, in a village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, a young woman called Roop Kanwar was burned to death at her husband's funeral pyre.

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The quivering throngs of teen-aged girls, The Nation’s reviewer wrote, said much more about the susceptibility of Americans to fashionable trends than it did about the talent or novelty of the group itself.

March 8, 2014

New novels, poetry and short-story collections from up-and-coming and established writers of color.

September 24, 2013

The author's absorbing debut novel chronicles a young woman’s year in Paris, where she will have to choose the home wants most. 

September 13, 2013

The conversation about diversity in Science Fiction & Fantasy reveals how racism constrains even imagination. 

September 10, 2013

Literary conversations are not representative of the diversity of modern letters. We can and I will do better. 

September 9, 2013

If you’re under the false impression that the world is falling into utter moral disrepair, turn your eyes toward Pompeii.

July 26, 2012

On the late Daniel Bell, the very archetype of a committed liberal intellectual, and The New Republic's Marty Peretz, plus reader mail.

January 27, 2011