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Ruth Harris's Dreyfus; Deborah Amos's Eclipse of the Sunnis.

Because of Gaza, "everything is tainted" in Israel, according to Gideon Levy.

In The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Diane Ravitch has found a new métier as a critic of neo-capitalist school reform.

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.


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