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Let the Past Collapse on Time!

The vicious nature and archaic underpinnings of the Russian state

He Gave ‘the Mundane Its Beautiful Due’

He gave “the mundane its beautiful due”

Updike

by Adam Begley

The Collected Stories: Collected Early Stories, Collected Later Stories

by John Updike, edited by Christopher Carduff


His Exile Was Intolerable

Why was Stefan Zweig unable to rebuild his life?

The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

by George Prochnik

The Grand Budapest Hotel

a film directed by Wes Anderson


Why We’re in a New Gilded Age

Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas Piketty, translated from the French by Arthur Goldhammer


Rubens: ‘Dramatic, Moving, Convincing’

The Catholic Rubens: Saints and Martyrs

by Willibald Sauerländer, translated from the German by David Dollenmayer


The New Synthetic Biology: Who Gains?

Biology’s Brave New World: The Promise and Perils of the Synbio Revolution

by Laurie Garrett

The Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology

by the Friends of the Earth US, the International Center for Technology Assessment, and the ETC Group


A Killer Con Man on the Loose

Walter Kirn’s ‘Blood Will Out’

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

by Walter Kirn


The China Challenge

The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China—and How America Can Win

by Geoff Dyer

Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China

by Stephen Roach

China Goes Global: The Partial Power

by David Shambaugh

China Story Yearbook 2013: Civilising China

edited by Geremie R. Barmé and Jeremy Goldkorn


The Home of Southern Secrets

Local Souls

by Allan Gurganus


Could FDR Have Done More to Save the Jews?

FDR and the Jews

by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith

by Rafael Medoff


The Comédie Humaine of Joyce Carol Oates

The Accursed

by Joyce Carol Oates

Carthage

by Joyce Carol Oates


India: Censorship by the Batra Brigade

The threat to intellectual freedom from efforts to suppress the study of religion

Cheney: ‘The More Ruthless the Better’

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

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

by Barton Gellman

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

by Kurt Eichenwald


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