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My Fellow Prisoners

Sometimes, what takes place in prison seems like a version of ordinary life beyond the prison gates, just taken to a grotesque extreme

The Dubai Gesture

The Dog

by Joseph O’Neill


The Road from Westphalia

Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’

World Order

by Henry Kissinger

America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Social Disorder

by Bret Stephens


Can They Crush Obamacare?

A court challenge that could spell the end of the Affordable Care Act

Dark Victory at the Met

Iolanta

an opera by Peter Tchaikovsky

Bluebeard’s Castle

an opera by Béla Bartók


2016: The Republicans Write

Six recent books by announced or likely Republican presidential contenders

American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone

by Marco Rubio

Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works

by Rick Santorum

The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea

by Paul Ryan

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future

by Ben Carson with Candy Carson

God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy

by Mike Huckabee

Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge

by Scott Walker with Marc Thiessen

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How He Captured America

‘Hope: Entertainer of the Century’ by Richard Zoglin

Hope: Entertainer of the Century

by Richard Zoglin


The New Cuba?

Mark Frank’s ‘Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana’

Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

by Marc Frank


The Biology of Being Good to Others

Altruism may seem a good thing—unless you happen to be an evolutionary biologist

Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others

by David Sloan Wilson


The Civil War Convulsion

“The real war will never get in the books,” Whitman wrote. What kind of reality did he have in mind?

The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

by James Oakes

The Civil War: Told by Those Who Lived It

edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean


Samuel Beckett: The Private Voice

Echo’s Bones

by Samuel Beckett, edited by Mark Nixon


The Good Patriots

Moral Imagination

by David Bromwich


Shakespeare and the Struggle for Power

Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time

by Garry Wills


France: A Strange Defeat

Éric Zemmour’s ‘Le Suicide français’

Le Suicide français

by Éric Zemmour


Letters


The Damage to NFL Players

28 percent of NFL players will be diagnosed with a debilitating brain injury


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