Elegy for a Country’s Seasons

It’s hard to keep apocalypse consistently in mind, especially if you want to get out of bed in the morning.

The King of the Foxes

Gabriel Sherman’s ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—and Divided a Country

by Gabriel Sherman

Shocks of Recognition

‘Bark: Stories’ by Lorrie Moore

Bark: Stories

by Lorrie Moore

Turkey Goes Out of Control

The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century’s First Muslim Power

by Soner Cagaptay

Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

by Joshua D. Hendrick

I˙mamin Ordusu [The Imam’s Army]

by Ahmet Şık

Ruskin: The Great Artist Emerges

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, February 14–May 11, 2014, and the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, July 4–September 28, 2014

A Passage from Hong Kong

Four weeks at sea on board one of the world’s largest container ships

Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate

by Rose George

The Programmed Prospect Before Us

Simon Head’s ‘Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans’

Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans

by Simon Head

‘The Ultimate Koan’

In Paradise

by Peter Matthiessen

Murder in Uganda

On the death of Cerinah Nebanda, a young politician of charisma and courage

The Strange Case of Paul de Man

Was the literary critic a Talented Mr. Ripley, leading a double life?

The Double Life of Paul de Man

by Evelyn Barish

Most of Us Are Part Neanderthal

Svante Pääbo’s ‘Neanderthal Man’and Thomas Suddendorf’s ‘The Gap’

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

by Svante Pääbo

The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals

by Thomas Suddendorf

The Real Harlem

Camilo José Vergara’s ‘Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto’

Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto

by Camilo José Vergara, with a foreword by Timothy J. Gilfoyle

A Seemingly Virtuous Monster

How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain’s Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate

by Wendy Moore

The Great and Grudging Transformation

Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South

by Gavin Wright

Go Poets

New books by Michael Ruby, Nick Laird, and Mary Jo Salter

American Songbook

by Michael Ruby

Go Giants

by Nick Laird

Nothing by Design

by Mary Jo Salter

The Insoluble Question

The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts His Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fields

by Rithy Panh with Christophe Bataille, translated from the French by John Cullen

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

a film by Rithy Panh

Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell

a film by Rithy Panh

The World from the Other Side


by Larry McMurtry

A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon”

by Castle McLaughlin

The Great Fight Over the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters

by Anthony Pagden

Solomon’s Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

by Paul Kléber Monod

He Remade Our World

Dick Cheney’s legacy: torture and extrajudicial killing, warrantless surveillance

Decision Points

by George W. Bush

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

by Barton Gellman

The World According to Dick Cheney

a film directed by R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton

In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

by Dick Cheney, with Liz Cheney

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