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Deng Xiaoping (left) and Jimmy Carter at the White House, January 29, 1979

Is Deng Xiaoping’s legacy of modernization without political reform one that no contemporary Chinese official can control?

Jorge Castañeda at his home in Mexico City, November 2004

In Mañana Forever? Jorge Castañeda chronicles the growth of the middle class to argue that Mexico is not a failed state.

Janet Malcolm

Janet Malcolm can be brutal in her judgments, but it is the casual brutality of keen observation.

David Brooks

The Social Animal is a deep and public embarrassment, a lumpy hybrid of fable, neuroscience and social engineering.

John Kenneth Galbraith, circa 1965

John Kenneth Galbraith was a satirist of economics as much as a practitioner of it.

Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop's Poems and Prose; James Gleick's The Information.

With a sharp eye for cultural patterns and a keen feel for the shape of a story, Claude Lévi-Strauss was a poet in the laboratory of anthropology.

Like Siberia itself, Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia seems simply to drift off into the distance.

Habeas corpus rescued Walter Rideau from an unjust prison sentence, but during its long history the great writ has been used to muffle the sighs of prisoners as much as to relieve them.

Can the world sustain a country the size of China with an appetite for the good things in life on par with America's?

Blogs

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