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March 24, 2008 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    Professing Literature in 2008

    Why is the intellectual agenda of English departments being set by teenagers?

    William Deresiewicz

  • Truth and Consequences

    Who’s more to blame in the Love and Consequences hoax: the faux ghetto girl or the credulous book editors and reviewers who so eagerly snapped up her story?

    Amy Alexander

  • Our Troubled Youth

    Exploring the unexpected: Chop Shop, Paranoid Park, Vantage Point.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Daring Intransigence

    Gustave Courbet’s blunt pictorial style and taciturn sensibility prefigured the ambivalence and photographic exactitude of modern painting.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • Shadowplays

    In a pair of groundbreaking books, Israeli historian Hillel Cohen explores the thorny issue of Palestinian collaboration with Zionists.

    Neve Gordon
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