A Genius for Contempt


by H.L. Mencken

The Worst of the Madness

The vast majority of Hitler’s victims, Jewish and otherwise, never saw a concentration camp. Some ten million died in killing fields in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

by Timothy Snyder

Stalin's Genocides

by Norman M. Naimark

‘A Tremendous Painter’

German Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann—Corinth—Slevogt

an exhibition at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud, Cologne, April 30–August 1, 2010, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September 12–December 5, 2010

Lovis Corinth: A Feast of Painting

edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco and Stephan Koja

Naipaul’s Mysterious Africa

The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief

by V.S. Naipaul

Living Ghosts

Human Chain

by Seamus Heaney

The Myth of Charter Schools

Waiting for "Superman"

a film directed by Davis Guggenheim

Cruel and Benevolent

A Visit from the Goon Squad

by Jennifer Egan

How the Supreme Court Should and Should Not Work

Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View

by Stephen Breyer

Insomnia’s Philosopher

Searching for Cioran

by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston, edited by Kenneth R. Johnston, with a foreword by Matei Calinescu

On the Heights of Despair

by E.M. Cioran, translated from the Romanian and with an introduction by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston

Tears and Saints

by E.M. Cioran, translated from the Romanian and with an introduction by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston

Ireland: The Rise & the Crash

Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger

by Fintan O'Toole

The Voice of Unconventional Wisdom

The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America's Foreign Policy

by William Pfaff

The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris

by Peter Beinart

How Reds Smashed Reds

Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement

by Andrew G. Walder

Is Just Thinking Enough?

Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization

by John R. Searle

Oscar Wilde, Classics Scholar

The Women of Homer

by Oscar Wilde, edited by Thomas Wright and Donald Mead

Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde

by Thomas Wright

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