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Iraq Illusions

Much of the media coverage about Iraq has been misleading; some is outright wrong

Genius Breaking Through

A Prayer Journal

by Flannery O’Connor, edited and with an introduction by W.A. Sessions


The Anti-Court Court

A Court that prefers that courts have a much smaller part in regulating American life

Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz

In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court

by Mark Tushnet

Scalia: A Court of One

by Bruce Allen Murphy


The Lost Voice of Art

Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation

an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, May 19–August 10, 2014.

The Books That Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

edited by Richard Shone and John-Paul Stonard


The Liberal Zionists

The cause of Zion once served as a bridge between Jews and the liberal left. These days it drives them apart.

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

by Ari Shavit

Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

by John B. Judis

Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit’s Promised Land

by Norman G. Finkelstein


I Do, I Do

‘Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality’ by David Boies and Theodore B. Olson

Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality

by Jo Becker

Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality

by David Boies and Theodore B. Olson

Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Equal Justice in a Divided Democracy

by Walter Frank


Who Was Ernest Hemingway?

His deepest wish, concealed by his self-asserting mask, was to become one with someone or something else

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 2: 1923–1925

edited by Sandra Spanier, Albert J. DeFazio III, and Robert W. Trogdon


On Arnold Relman (1923–2014)

A towering figure in American medicine

A Challenge to American Doctors

‘The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less’

The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less

by Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor


The Woman in the Gallery

The Blazing World

by Siri Hustvedt


A Different Idea of Our Declaration

What kind of text is the Declaration of Independence?

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

by Danielle Allen


A Natural Wonder in Peril

What a century ago was a delightful coral garden is today a scene of utter devastation. Fully half of the Great Barrier Reef has already been killed.

The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

by Iain McCalman


The Shy Clumsy Lover

Three Light-Years

by Andrea Canobbio, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel


He Exposed Corrupt China Before He Left

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

by Evan Osnos


The Hi-Tech Mess of Higher Education

On Andrew Rossi’s documentary ‘Ivory Tower’

Ivory Tower

a film directed by Andrew Rossi


Please Pass the Blood

Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History

by Rachel Laudan

Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey

by Gary Paul Nabhan


In the Heart of Mysterious Oman

Can Oman’s peaceful absolutism survive?

Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965–1976

by Abdel Razzaq Takriti

Oman: Politics and Society in the Qaboos State

by Marc Valeri


When France Went Dreadfully Wrong

The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914–1940

by Frederick Brown


Hail Augustus! But Who Was He?

The ‘Stoner’ author’s novel about the first emperor of Rome

A Very Superior German Liberal

Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood

by Joachim Fest, translated from the German by Martin Chalmers, edited and with an introduction by Herbert A. Arnold


‘So Fluid, So Limpid, So Musical’

Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems

by Charles Wright


An Unknown America of the Mind

Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography

by Richard Rodriguez


How Robert Gates Got Away With It

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

by Robert M. Gates

From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

by Robert M. Gates

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