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February 11, 2008 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    An Unmonumental Grimace

    Taking stock of the new New Museum.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • Rambling Man

    A modern-day Rip Van Winkle challenges the view that Europeans are too wrapped up in their past to move on.

    Mark Mazower

  • Weather Reports

    The radical individualism of the New Left was hardly un-American. A batch of new memoirs show the Weatherman followed a distinctly American tradition.

    Maurice Isserman

  • A Test of Poetry

    More than any other American poet, George Oppen begs us to consider the elusive relationship between aesthetic and political responsibilities.

    James Longenbach
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  • Letters


    Eric Alterman and Alan Dershowitz exchange views on who speaks for American Jews; readers debate endorsements and praise Stuart Klawans’s review of There Will Be Blood.

    Eric Alterman and Our Readers