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February 15, 2016 Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Origins of Blood Libel

    E.M. Rose reconsiders where the anti-Semitic slur came from, and how it stuck around.

    Madeleine Schwartz

  • J.M. Coetzee’s Facts of Life

    For the South African author, the selves we write and read may be truer than any other.

    Becca Rothfeld

  • The Future of the Arab

    Riad Sattouf’s biting graphic memoir ignores the big picture of politics in the Middle East and focuses instead on daily life and the imposition of authority through violence.

    Ursula Lindsey


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