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October 5, 2016
Le Carré’s Other Cold War
The wonder and rage the English novelist felt toward his own country.
October 4, 2016
Mr. Bright Side: Trump’s Gospel of Positive Thinking
Donald Trump isn’t just a tireless doomsayer; he’s also an apostle of the upward-striving mantras of self-help.
September 30, 2016
A New Graphic Novel Portrays an Iconic Radical Lawyer as the Superhero He Always Was
From the Chicago Eight to the Cuban Five, Leonard Weinglass dedicated his life to protecting the right to dissent.
September 14, 2016
A Lion in Winter
Jürgen Habermas remains an indispensable guide to the unfinished project of democratic consciousness and enlightenment.
Peter E. Gordon
September 6, 2016
Several Types of William Empson
A lost study of Buddhist art reveals a hidden side of a great literary critic.
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September 1, 2016
Notes From Many Years
Helen Gurley Brown’s ideas about women were often as retrograde as the ones she claimed to fight. Why is she still appealing?
July 29, 2016
What Breeds in ‘Standing Water’
Eleanor Chai’s poems require delving below the surface of each compact, enjambment-packed stanza, forcing the reader through a process of discovery not unlike Chai’s own origin story.
July 21, 2016
Across the Border
A new biography of William Henry Ellis reminds us how much we still don’t know about the elusive history of racial subterfuge in America.
Michael A. Elliott
July 6, 2016
Svetlana Alexievich’s Voices
At a time when populism is in vogue, the Nobel Laureate has gone in the opposite direction. We need to read her and listen to the people she hears.
April 20, 2016
Hume’s Call to Action
For philosophy to be effective, it has to understand the world in which it operates. David Hume brought history and politics to the realm of ideas.