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December 2, 2013 Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Man Who Knew Almost Everything

    Inside the great social historian Eric Hobsbawm there was an aesthete waiting to come out.

    Ramachandra Guha

  • Behind the Storm

    Was World War I the outcome of elite machinations?

    Tara Zahra

  • Roman Holidays

    Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty; Alexander Sokurov’s Faust; Wladyslaw Pasikowski’s Aftermath

    Stuart Klawans

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