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October 1, 2012 Issue

Cover art by: Cover illustration by Steve Brodner, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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  • Books & the Arts

    The Generalist: On Charles de Gaulle

    How Charles de Gaulle’s story became a collective fairy tale that the French have agreed to believe in.

    Thomas Meaney

  • A Form of Order: On Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor Dance Company has sustained a signature style, and without having left modern dance behind.

    Marina Harss

  • The Plague Years

    David France’s How to Survive a Plague, Heidi Ewing and Rache Grady’s Detropia, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage.

    Stuart Klawans
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