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Does the author of They Knew They Were Right really think he has done nothing wrong?

Novelist and peace advocate David Grossman examines the high cost of concealing what is unpleasant.

Reviewing Paul Krugman's visionary book The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008.

Two new books uncover the colonial origins and musical roots of New Orleans.

What possessed the fierce individualist George R. Stewart to compile a history of place-naming in the United States?

Two new books by African writers share many flaws with their Western predecessors.

Remembering our national griot, the bearer of stories of people, ordinary and extraordinary.

Studs Terkel always stood for the radical idea of the long memory. Telling the stories of our times, he remained to the end a vigilant optimist about civil rights and social progress.

He was our Boswell, our Whitman, our Sandburg. He could get people to open up and share their innermost thoughts and dreams.


A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 7, 2011