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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.

For Peter Maass, oil is not a drug so much as a Pandora's box. Tap a well and base instincts spew.

Against the background of the surge, David Finkel twists the concept of wartime good into a cosmic joke.

Stephen F. Cohen's Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives surveys a political landscape of reform, struggle and reconciliation.

Thomas Hobbes sensed the revolutionary impulses of early modern Europe and transformed them into a defense of the most hidebound form of rule.

How will the good-food revolution move beyond its evangelical phase?

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