The Loves of Lena Dunham

On ‘Girls’ and sex


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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