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Did liberal principles or sectarian impulses mobilize Lebanon's "Cedar Revolution" to protest against the Syrian regime?

Gabriel García Márquez's Clandestine in Chile; Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget; Roger Lowenstein's The End of Wall Street

A progressive moment was supposed to follow Obama's election. Robert Kuttner's A Presidency in Peril asks where it went.

Kai Bird's Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is a meditation on the collective failure of Israelis and Palestinians to reconcile their histories of loss and victimhood.

Science can be disproved only by its own criteria; when it comes to mental illness, its own criteria are often insufficient.

In the Falling Snow suggests that Caryl Phillips's considerable talents have further calcified into a mannered style.

Perry Anderson deftly punctures the EU's self-serving myths, but his own pieties make him a better prosecutor than judge.

There's more to the legend of Jane Jacobs than her showdown with Robert Moses.

If love has been exhausted as a literary theme, has it vanished from our experience of life as well?

Sister Ping turned a variety store in New York's Chinatown into a lucrative business by making it a headquarters for human smuggling.


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