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‘Elegy to the Void’

Joan Didion’s haunting ‘Blue Nights’

Blue Nights

by Joan Didion


Obama’s Flunking Economy: The Real Cause

What Ron Suskind’s ‘Confidence Men‘ got wrong

Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

by Ron Suskind


Higher and Higher

High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky

by Joshua David and Robert Hammond


Are These the Poems to Remember?

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

edited and with an introduction by Rita Dove


Escape into Whiteness

The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White

by Daniel J. Sharfstein


The Most Insidious Forgery

The Prague Cemetery

by Umberto Eco, translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon.


It’s Revolting!

Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust

by Daniel Kelly

The Meaning of Disgust

by Colin McGinn


Shakespeare and Verdi in the Theater

Two creative volcanoes, engaged in a hands-on life of the stage

Our Universities: Why Are They Failing?

The Faculty Lounges: And Other Reasons Why You Won't Get The College Education You Paid For

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters

by Benjamin Ginsberg

The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

by Jerome Karabel

Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class

by Christopher Newfield

Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities

by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life

by Anthony T. Kronman

Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education

by Nancy Folbre

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Dying Laughter

Adam and Evelyn

by Ingo Schulze, translated from the German by John E. Woods

Busy Monsters

by William Giraldi


On the Road to Immortality

Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, M.D.

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

by Ray Kurzweil


Rising Up in Israel

Protesting “swinish capitalism” and inequality

Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

The Israeli Economy from the Foundation of the State through the 21st Century

by Paul Rivlin

The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation

by Shir Hever

Israel's Palestinians: The Conflict Within

by Ilan Peleg and Dov Waxman


The Tremendous, Ferocious Bentley

Richard Bentley: Poetry and Enlightenment

by Kristine Louise Haugen


The Hell of Victory

The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War

by Ben Shephard


Germany: When Faces Defied Death

Dürer—Cranach—Holbein: Die Entdeckung des Menschen: Das deutsche Porträt um 1500 [Dürer—Cranach—Holbein: The Discovery of Man: German Portraiture around 1500]

an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, May 31–September 4, 2011, and the Kunsthalle of the Hypo Cultural Foundation, Munich, September 16, 2011–January 15, 2012


The Mania of Love

The Marriage Plot

by Jeffrey Eugenides


How Much ‘Progress’ Have We Made?

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

by Francis Fukuyama


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