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The Loves of Lena Dunham

On ‘Girls’ and sex

Girls

a television series on HBO created by Lena Dunham


Should Hate Speech Be Outlawed?

The Harm in Hate Speech

by Jeremy Waldron


The Ghost of Desire

The Beginner’s Goodbye

by Anne Tyler


Israel in Peril

Peter Beinart’s ‘The Crisis of Zionism’

The Crisis of Zionism

by Peter Beinart


The Art of the Impersonator

Cindy Sherman at MoMA

Cindy Sherman

an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, February 26–June 11, 2012


How the Computers Exploded

Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

by George Dyson


The Dilemma of Madeleine Albright

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937–1948

by Madeleine Albright, with Bill Woodward


Philip Larkin: Desired Reading

The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin

edited and with an introduction and commentary by Archie Burnett


Do Our Public Schools Threaten National Security?

US Education Reform and National Security

by Joel I. Klein, Condoleezza Rice, and others


Behind the Screen

Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect

by Hicks Stone


The Ultimate Corporation

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

by Steve Coll


The Evil Flies in Africa

The Lower River

by Paul Theroux


The Demonic Trilling

Why Trilling Matters

by Adam Kirsch


Are We Stuck with the Imperial Presidency?

The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic

by Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule


Can Anything Emerge from Nothing?

Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter

by Terrence W. Deacon


Books Held by Kings

‘Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination’ at the British Library

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination

an exhibition at the British Library, London, November 11, 2011–March 13, 2012


What Makes Countries Rich or Poor?

‘Why Nations Fail’ by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson


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